The Key to True Justice

True justice consists of the right to be LEFT ALONE by everyone to simply live life unimpeded so long as we do the same for others:

“The makers of our Constitution undertook to secure conditions favorable to the pursuit of happiness. They recognized the significance of man’s spiritual nature, of his feelings and of his intellect. They knew that only a part of the pain, pleasure and satisfactions of life are to be found in material things. They sought to protect Americans in their beliefs, their thoughts, their emotions and their sensations. They conferred, as against the Government, the right to be let alone – the most comprehensive of rights and the right most valued by civilized men.
[Olmstead v. United States, 277 U.S. 438, 478 (1928) (Brandeis, J., dissenting);  see also Washington v. Harper, 494 U.S. 210 (1990)]

“Do not strive with [or try to regulate or control or enslave] a man without cause, if he has done you no harm.” 
[Prov. 3:30, Bible, NKJV]


PAULSEN, ETHICS (Thilly’s translation), chap. 9.

Justice, as a moral habit, is that tendency of the will and mode of conduct which refrains from disturbing the lives and interests of others, and, as far as possible, hinders such interference on the part of others. This virtue springs from the individual’s respect for his fellows as ends in themselves and as his co equals. The different spheres of interests may be roughly classified as follows: body and life; the family, or the extended individual life; property, or the totality of the instruments of action; honor, or the ideal existence; and finally freedom, or the possibility of fashioning one’s life  as an end in itself. The law defends these different spheres, thus giving rise to a corresponding number of spheres of rights, each being protected by a prohibition. . . . To violate the rights, to interfere with the interests of others, is injustice. All injustice is ultimately directed against the life of the neighbor; it is an open avowal that the latter is not an end in itself, having the same value as the individual’s own life. The general formula of the duty of justice may therefore be stated as follows: Do no wrong yourself, and permit no wrong to be done, so far as lies in your power; or, expressed positively: Respect and protect the right.”
[Readings on the History and System of the Common Law, Second Edition, Roscoe Pound, 1925, p. 2]


“With all [our] blessings, what more is necessary to make us a happy and a prosperous people? Still one thing more, fellow citizens–a wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circle of our felicities.
[Thomas Jefferson: 1st Inaugural, 1801. ME 3:320]

The very PURPOSE of establishing government, in fact, is to implement justice!

Justice is the end of government. It is the end of civil society. It ever has been, and ever will be pursued, until it be obtained, or until liberty be lost in the pursuit.”
[James Madison, The Federalist No. 51 (1788)]

But what is the key to IMPLEMENTING justice in our own life? To answer that question, we must look at what courts do, because judges are called “justices”. Why do we even NEED courts is a question we must ask ourselves? Some answers to that question:

  1. We need courts because people damage other peoples body and property so that the perpetrators must pay to restore the bodily integrity and property that they damaged.
  2. We need courts to peacefully settle disputes between opposing parties in order to prevent escalation to violence.
  3. We need courts to ostracize violent offenders from society because they are a threat to society and would continue their violence without being incarcerated.
  4. We need courts because people sign contracts and don’t deliver the consideration promised in the contract and thereby effectively STEAL other people’s property.

What do all the above have in common? Or, put another way, what ONE THING could we personally do to render all the above services UNNECESSARY? This is the same question that scripture asks:

“He [God] brings the princes to nothing;
He [God] makes the judges of the earth useless.”
[Isaiah 40:23, Bible, NKJV]

How does God do the above?

The answer to this question is found in what happened in the Garden of Eden that got Adam and Eve ostracized from fellowship with God. In that scenario, God was acting as a JUDGE wasn’t He? He told his kids:

 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; 17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”
[Gen. 2:16-17, Bible, NKJV]

When the serpent tempted Eve, what did he promise?

““You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.””
[Gen. 3:4-5, Bible, NKJV]

So, the serpent promised that:

  1. If you eat of the fruit, you shall not suffer the CONSEQUENCES that God had promised of death. In other words, you will have limited liability and responsibility for your actions. You will not be responsible or liable for the sentence of death that God promised for disobeying his command NOT to eat the fruit from the tree of good and evil.
  2. If you eat of the fruit, you shall be like God. What is the chief characteristic of all gods? The answer is that they are SOVEREIGN and not accountable or responsible to ANYONE or ANYTHING for any of their choices or actions.

For an interesting article about the above, see:

The First Parent God, Family Guardian Fellowship

So what both of the above have in common is limited liability, no accountability, and no responsibility. Lack of personal responsibility is, in fact, the MAIN cause of INJUSTICE because after God found out they willfully disobeyed them, He executed judgment and kicked them out of the Garden for their disobedience to His Law.

Therefore, so long as there is no accountability or no responsibility or even LIMITED LIABILITY of any kind, injustice and anarchy will always prevail. What is anarchist? Someone who doesn’t want a RULER. What ruler? God!

Problems with Atheistic Anarchism, Form #08.020

And what happens when we pick the WRONG ruler or a secular ruler like a GOVERNMENT? Here is what happens:

People of all races, genders, political beliefs, sexual orientations, and nearly all religions are welcome here. All are treated equally under REAL “law”. The only way to remain truly free and equal under the civil law is to avoid seeking government civil services, benefits, property, special or civil status, exemptions, privileges, or special treatment.  All such pursuits of government services or property require individual and lawful consent to a franchise and the surrender of inalienable constitutional rights AND EQUALITY in the process, and should therefore be AVOIDED.  The rights and equality given up are the “cost” of procuring the “benefit” or property from the government, in fact.  Nothing in life is truly “free”.  Anyone who claims that such “benefits” or property should be free and cost them nothing is a thief who wants to use the government as a means to STEAL on his or her behalf. All just rights spring from responsibilities/obligations under the laws of a higher power.  If that higher power is God, you can be truly and objectively free.  If it is government, you are guaranteed to be a slave because they can lawfully set the cost of their property as high as they want as a Merchant under the U.C.C.    If you want it really bad from people with a monopoly, then you will get it REALLY bad. Bend over.  There are NO constitutional limits on the price government can charge for their monopoly services or property.  Those who want no responsibilities can have no real/PRIVATE rights, but only privileges dispensed to wards of the state which are disguised to LOOK like unalienable rights.  Obligations and rights are two sides of the same coin, just like self-ownership and personal responsibility.  For the biblical version of this paragraph, read 1 Sam. 8:10-22.  For the reason God answered Samuel by telling him to allow the people to have a king, read Deut. 28:43-51, which is God’s curse upon those who allow a king above them.  Click Here for a detailed description of the legal, moral, and spiritual consequences of violating this paragraph.
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So we need accountability and personal responsibility. But accountability to WHAT, we must ask? The answer is:

  1. Personal responsibility for ourselves and our own sustenance.
  2. Personal responsibility for not injuring our fellow neighbor and giving him dignity and respect as a coequal.
  3. Personal responsibility to follow God’s laws on how to treat our neighbor so that we love him or her.

If everyone took personal responsibility for the above, then we wouldn’t need courts or jails or judges, crime would be nonexistent, and people would honor all their contracts and commitments and walk in integrity so that they don’t injure others. And if they did that, there would be no need for lawsuits. Under this scenario, if we were driving our car and we ran into someone, here is how we would behave:

  1. We come to the immediate aid of the other driver.
  2. We would apologize for hitting them.
  3. We would give them our name and contact information.
  4. We would promise to reimburse them for the damages to their car IN WRITING and have both parties sign it.
  5. We would go with them to the body shop and help them find the lowest cost body shop, and pay the bill in full without being asked.
  6. The insurance company and the courts would not be involved, because we would pay it ourself. And if we couldn’t afford it, we would take out a loan and pay it off in installments.

When you understand these concepts, suddenly you understand how to treat a judge in court and how to avoid him or her throwing the book at you, getting angry at you, or being malicious during the sentencing: Act responsibly! The biblical model for dispute resolution confirms this:

  1. Romans 12:18 “If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men.”
  2. Matthew 18:15 “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone.”
  3. Matthew 5:23-24  “So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. “
  4. Galatians 6:1 “Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted.”

More like the above at:

Biblical Conflict Resolution, Denver Institute

The Biblical dispute resolution model also says that if a thief refuses to take responsibility to return what he or she stole and you have to go looking for him or her, then he or she must pay DOUBLE what they stole!

“If a man delivers to his neighbor money or articles to keep, and it is stolen out of the man’s house, if the thief is found, he shall pay double.”
[Exodus 22:7, Bible, NKJV]

“For any kind of trespass, whether it concerns an ox, a donkey, a sheep, or clothing, or for any kind of lost thing which another claims to be his, the cause of both parties shall come before the judges; and whomever the judges condemn shall pay double to his neighbor.
[Exodus 22:9, Bible, NKJV]

So you could say that God, who is the SUPREME JUDGE, DEMANDS that those who don’t take responsibility by settling with their neighbor FIRST before going to court will have to pay TWICE the damages they caused. Pretty severe.

Below are some of the ways you can act IRRESPONSIBLY to the judge that will CERTAINLY piss him off:

  1. Don’t follow the biblical mandate to settle the dispute BEFORE you involve the corrupt judges or government found in Matt. 18:15-17.
  2. Claim you are innocent even though you KNOW you are not.
  3. Lie during discovery so that you don’t have to admit you are guilty or that you didn’t injure the other party.
  4. Force the case to go to trial instead of settling beforehand. This makes extra needless work for the judge. Over 95% of cases are settled WITHOUT going to trial, by the way.
  5. Run up legal fees of the opposing counsel and injure the person you hurt EVEN MORE.
  6. At sentencing when you are found guilty, continue to deny that you did it, even though you KNOW you did, because you’re an arrogant, narcissistic jackass.

On the other hand, if you want to end everything quickly, simply enter a plea like 95% of everyone else does, and avoid trial, and get it over with. Then go to the person you injured and try to make peace with them and apologize.

Below is the biblical model for a BROTHERLY and ORDERLY life:

“A Brotherly and Orderly Life

But concerning brotherly love you have no need that I should write to you, for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another; 10 and indeed you do so toward all the brethren who are in all Macedonia. But we urge you, brethren, that you increase more and more; 11 that you also aspire to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you, 12 that you may walk properly toward those who are outside, and that you may lack nothing.
[1 Thess. 4:9-12, Bible, NKJV]

In conclusion: TRUE JUSTICE at is about accepting personal responsibility so that we don’t need to get courts and judges and corrupt governments involved. More on justice at:

What is “Justice”?, Form #05.050

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