The Bounds of Love: An Introduction to God’s Law of Liberty Master Table of Contents Life and Liberty Life would have its utmost protection in a theonomic state. It would be protected both by the state and from the state. Murderers would be executed (Ex. 21:12–14, 18–25; Lev. 24:17, 19–22). Children in the womb would […]
Yesterday I wrote about the Supreme Court’s DOMA decision, and I predicted that based on that decision we will also soon have homosexual marriage forced upon all states by the Supreme Court. This morning I read Scalia’s dissent (see p. 35 of the PDF) to that case and am even more convinced of my analysis […]
The concept “social justice” means different things to different people. Justice is often equated with social equality, a mistaken notion if there ever was one. In looking for a helpful way to explain the meaning of justice, baseball comes to mind. Rarely are teams equal in ability. This is especially true with the younger age groups. What if umpires had the jurisdictional authority to level inequities at the request of a manager who believes that the opposing team has better players? Both teams know the rules going into the game. Umpires are present to ensure that the rulebook is followed to the letter. As long as the players and coaches follow the rules and umpires enforce the rules, justice prevails even if there are inequities. It is not the job of an umpire to eliminate disparities. Who would ever want to play the game if the rules always change at the discretion of an umpire?
Neither the Framers nor the Ratifiers of our Constitution wanted to make the new national government a democracy. They were, overwhelmingly, republican, not “democratic,” political thinkers. And with plenty of good reasons, for they were not ignorant of the Bible, the nature of man, or the performance of various kinds of civil government in history. Strictly speaking, democracy is a form of civil government ruled directly by the votes of a majority. Democracy is based on the notion that all men are equal.
The recent decision of the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Brown v. Board of Education (1954) has created a stir, as well as brought up several issues that deserve our attention. We have reached a paramount point in our struggle with racism,