The Second Magna Carta – the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948

Systems Failure

One of my favorite books when I was young was T. H. White’s The Once and Future King, and one of its central themes is the attempt of King Arthur to replace an ethos of “might is right” with something closer to justice. Justice means everyone is equal under the...
The Second Magna Carta – the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948

Audaciousness Rewarded

All social justice organizations can trace their origins back some 220 years ago , when three fourths of the world was enslaved in one form or another. In 1787 a dozen people began meeting in a small print shop to abolish the lucrative slave trade. They were reviled...
The Second Magna Carta – the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948

The Judge – 21st Century

Definition of a Supreme Court justice: “A [Supreme Court] justice is a lawyer who knew a president.” ~ Akhil Reed Amar September 6, 1968 United States Legal Scholar and Professor of Law Historical Age: American Era 1950-1975; Astrological Age, Age of...
The Second Magna Carta – the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948

The Judge – Walt Whitman, 19th Century

Great is Justice! Justice is not settled by legislators and laws – it is in the Soul;
 It can not be varied by statutes, any more than love, pride, the attraction of gravity, can; 
It is immutable – it does not depend on majorities – majorities or...