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Hank Rearden on Justice

“A prisoner brought to trial can defend himself only if there is an objective principle of justice recognized by his judges, a principle upholding his rights, which they may not violate and which he can invoke.”

— Hank Rearden in Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, Part II, Chapter IV

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July 10, 2009 · 1:00 pm

N.T. Wright on Justice

“…those who follow Jesus are committed, as he taught us to pray, to God’s will being done ‘on earth as it is in heaven.’ And that means that God’s passion for justice must become ours, too. When Christians use their belief in Jesus as a way of escaping from that demand and challenge, they are abandoning a central element in their own faith.”

— N.T. Wright, Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense, chapter 1

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June 28, 2007 · 8:18 am

N.T. Wright on Christianity

“…the Christian faith endorses the passion for justice which every human being knows, the longing to see things put to rights. And it claims that in Jesus, God himself has shared this passion and put it into effect, so that in the end all tears may be dried and the world may be filled with justice and joy.”

— N.T. Wright, Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense, chapter 1

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June 28, 2007 · 8:13 am

Alexander Hamilton on Public Concern

“Has it not… invariably been found that momentary passions, and immediate interests, have a more active and imperious control over human conduct than general or remote considerations of policy, utility, or justice?”

— Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist, No. 6

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June 27, 2007 · 10:04 pm