One week following the new President's inauguration, it became evident there were two separate definitions of social justice demonstrated in the streets of America. For over a century the banner of this nation has been, “one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” Clearly, the United States of America is deeply divided on the meaning of social justice. The Pledge of Allegiance is recited in thousands of schools across the nation every day. It has opened Congress since 1899 and been the promise of every American for 125 years. Until the last administration; It was part of the naturalization process for new citizenship. So, why has such a meaningful oath lost its significance?
Never in the history of this country has such a young populace sustained such a considerable influence on political and social issues. In 1971, the voting age was lowered from 21 to 18 and at present, there is a discussion about lowering the voting age to 16. When ultra-liberal institutions teach politically immature 18-year-old's that absolutes are no longer necessary, they become easy targets for the depraved pied pipers of social networking, and before you know it, one bad idea has become a million. Add self-serving ideological crackpots to the mix, and you have a culture of uncertainty and confusion. Every question or issue has a multiple answer!
All honest citizens prefer to draw on the truth to form their conclusions and make decisions that benefit everyone. Therefore the truth is indivisible, with liberty and justice for all and is the antidote for social justice. So, where does one find the absolute truth? The answer comes from the author of life, the Word of God.
The Declaration of Independence preceded the Constitution with these words “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” The civil law of this land originated with the signer's of this document who were influenced by their Christian faith. God wrote the following! “My son, pay attention to what I say. Listen closely to my words. These words are the secret of life and health to all who discover them. Above all, be careful what you think because your thoughts control your life. Don’t bend the truth or say things that you know are not right. Make sure you are going the right way, and nothing will make you fall.”(Prov. 4:20-27) For more about the author of Social Justice read the Study More section of this blog.