Pay Attention

Pay Attention

The Saxon isn’t like us Normans. His manners are not so polite. But he never means anything serious until he talks about justice and right. When he stands like an ox in a furrow with his sullen set eyes on your own, and grumbles, “This isn’t fair dealing,” my son,...
What Is Our Calling America?

What Is Our Calling America?

  Like man, America imagines it is free, imagines it is one, imagines it prizes independence, liberty and justice-but in fact, like man, America swarms with contradictions held together physically rather than morally- economically and geographically, rather than...
Rule, Sentiment, Sanctification

Rule, Sentiment, Sanctification

The idea of justice supposed two things:  rule of conduct, and a sentiment which sanctifies the rule; the first must be supposed common to all mankind, and intended for their good: the other, the sentiment, is a desire that punishment may be suffered by those who...
Just Listen

Just Listen

But sometimes, standing for social justice can mean listening. Truly listening.
Be open to anyone who does not wish you harm. American politics is so deeply tribal now that a common response is to demonize the other side. I won’t ask you to never demonize a person...
Strive For Development

Strive For Development

What we call “human rights” …refers, metaphysically, to the rights of a human being who has the seed of God within him and who must be allowed the conditions to strive for the development of his relationship to what is highest in himself and in...
Justice, Please Prevail

Justice, Please Prevail

It is the most important concern of every state and throne that justice should prevail, and all men in the world should have their own: for there, where justice rules, everyone enjoys his property secure, and over every house and every throne law watches with an...
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