Posted On 16 Jun 2020
How, Can Social Justice Ever Prevail? in These Times, – While it’s far becoming increasingly tough to navigate the sense of faith in the modern social justice upheaval, religion is the simplest not unusual denominator that liberates us from the current social injustice that we’re seeing, each day, on our television displays and now and again in our very personal streets.
Is the political profession of the social justice warrior dead?
Are they wished anymore? With all the so-known as progress they have got made you’ll assume that they had want to take a victory lap – and but, simply as they had been getting ready to do that, and take it one step similarly, their motion changed into stuck brief by using a larger wave – a Tsunami and Rogue Wave of not unusual feel. Still, the buzz words of equality, sustainability, social justice are nevertheless alive and nicely at our academic institutions and they may be now not going to give up without a fight. Many are banding together in unity to reveal their groupthink beliefs by means of manner of protest and propaganda.
Not lengthy ago, I study an Open Letter from a University Professor to the school and group of workers of his organization noting that President-Elect Trump had “expressed and espoused points of view and political positions which can be objectively racist, misogynist, bigoted, anti-highbrow, and anti-technological know-how.”
Why are we in this situation?
How did we get here? How will we get out? How do we experience safe from our personal governments? When we see our brothers and sisters being shot within the streets through our own regulation enforcement, how do we preserve our religion that guarantees our personal protection?
The truth is that we are all scared.
We feel like all minor violation of the law or perceived violation of the law can also result in our death. We think about our kids, our sisters, brothers, mother and father and friends and hope that they is probably safe. If we live in a blighted community, we’d sense a want of protection for the very identical people which could kill us if referred to as. It seems that nobody is there to guard us. Not even our God, as we watch people die within the streets from a gunshot wound perpetrated by way of those we virtually pay and entrust to guard and serve.
So how do we restoration it?
When anybody is in fear, perceptions become a number one thing in selection making. In existence and death conditions, these perceptions grow to be even more constant in nonsense realities.
Liberating Faith manner understanding that you may always be secure.
Liberating Faith consequences in overcoming misperceptions of fact. Liberating Faith method doing the right issue even when it isn’t always the clean direction. Political and Social Justice will handiest occur whilst all people make, for themselves, a fact, that Liberating Faith will be triumphant. Only then will you be strong sufficient to arise to the social injustices that retain to fuel the fires that we read about each day in our information. We must take the necessary steps to ensure that we are not succumbing to the worry this is using the remarkable divide. Only while all of us realise that we are all simply people on this together will we gain the respect and fortitude had to pressure our society toward extra humane treatment of all. We ought to trust in ourselves and our fellow humans and understand that we have both the fortitude and perseverance to take the high avenue.
However, I dare to invite; is that this absolutely actual?
Regarding this list which became written/borrowed: “racist, misogynist, bigoted, anti-highbrow, and anti-science” – I without a doubt disagree with all of those expenses on Donald Trump’s person and the beliefs of the potential contributors of his stated cupboard and inner circle appointments. I trust if one appears intently the ones prices in opposition to the individual of these males and females and President-Elect Trump are not anything greater than the hateful political rhetoric of the Clinton Campaign, CNN, Rachel Maddow, etc.
On the problem of “anti-technology” – actually that is not so both.
With regards to Trump’s remarks on Global Warming (mankind’s CO2 — a trace fuel — inflicting catastrophic warming), an unproven concept with out a concrete ‘smoking gun’ on causality of CO2 and long-time period weather temperature trajectories at some point of this current 10,000 warming trend which has allowed human beings to extend their populations to 7.7 Billion globally – Donald Trump’s function is one among skepticism, and the idea that 97% of weather scientists can deem the idea accurate by consensus isn’t technological know-how besides, nor is the IPCC a systematic organization – it’s far a political one.
With regards to Stem Cell research backtracking, those comments in Scientific American and other locations are conjecture as to the Trump Administration’s policies. It seems the academics are oh so involved that their global view, careers and lives are approximately to be ruined by using the brand new Trump Administration. It’s too bad that academia is peddling worry a good way to make sure their pensions are completely funded, that tuition costs continue to be high, and that educational research funding continues to pour in. Personally, maybe ‘we the people’ want to reconsider institution-instructional-suppose. Consider this.
=======Sex Offenders are a part of our Social Justice system=============================
The US Constitution, with the Bill of Rights, is supposed to protect life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness to ALL its citizens. However, for a certain section of the US citizenry, namely those labeled as registered sex offenders, any such rights become largely absent, with more restrictive laws being passed locally, statewide, and nationally. These people have served their time in incarceration and paid their restitution, and yet they are subjected to harsher social ostracism for decades, even for life in several states.
Let us look at how far the United States has come with the gradual chipping away of the Constitutional rights for the people labeled as sex offenders.
1st Amendment – In certain state/s, like North Carolina, it is illegal for anyone registered as a sex offender to visit social websites like Facebook, Twitter, etc. Such laws further isolate these people from their family and friends who live away from them.
These people are required to disclose their identity in a church or religious places where they attend. This creates an environment of suspicion and discomfort for everyone. Moreover, such requirements infringe upon a person’s right to practice a religion freely and peaceably.
It is generally illegal for them to assemble with each other. Such restrictions stifle their voices from being heard by precluding them from organizing a protest. Social media laws also prohibit them from expressing their concerns or issues in wider social forum.
Generally, there is a lack of fact-base and honest discussion in news media regarding the sex offender issue. Meanwhile, few cases are hyped to bring about even harsher laws across the board in the registry. This only reflects the lack of freedom of press in a broader spectrum for people in the registry.
2nd Amendment – It is generally illegal for people with a felony to possess a firearm, which precludes them from exercising their constitutional right to protect themselves, their family, and their property using firearms.
3rd Amendment – N/A
4th Amendment – Apart from their regular sentences in incarceration, people convicted of a sex crime usually serve additional sentence in a form of Post Release Supervision for many years which is similar to probation. People who are in Post Release Supervision are subjected to any searches and seizures without the need for a warrant or a probable cause. This is apart from the sex offender registry itself which sets its own restrictions on a place of residence, work, social associations, etc.
5th Amendment – People who are in the Sex Offender Registry have already served their mandatory minimum sentence in incarceration. The registry, with its inherent restrictions and requirements, is a form of additional penalty. However, decades or even lifetime of additional punishment is not considered as a double jeopardy or a cruel & unusual punishment. This reflects gross injustice against them in the society.
Sex offenders are also subjected to become a witness against themselves (http://mynorthwest.com/244967/court-state-violated-fifth-amendment-rights-of-sex-offender-steven-powell/)
6th & 7th Amendments – The notion of sex crime is such that people are generally predisposed to crude preconceived notions regardless of a crime or whether any victim was involved. Sex offender registry has become so broad that petty offenses like public urination, public nudity, underage teenage consensual sex, underage teens having their nude photograph in their phone, adult consensual sex in a beach, etc. can all land someone in the sex offender registry (https://www.hrw.org/report/2007/09/11/no-easy-answers/sex-offender-laws-us). With the overwhelming negatively in the society, people labeled as sex offenders are more likely to be convicted in a trial and receive harsher judgment.
8th Amendment – Bail system in this country is a multi-billion dollar business, and bails are generally handed out in our courts like candies during Halloween. People accused of a sex crime are generally more likely to receive higher bonds due to fear and social stigma.
9th Amendment – Those who are in the sex offender registry are restricted to travel freely. They need prior notification and permission to travel. More restrictions are imposed upon those under supervision or probation.
In the states like Florida where sex offenders are marked in their driver’s license, they are more likely to face discrimination even in minor incident such as a routine traffic stop or while booking a hotel room. Also with the recent expansion of the International Megan Law, sex offender passports can be marked. This has opened new doors of restrictions or discrimination against sex offenders abroad, even physical harm to them and their families traveling with them.
10th – 27th Amendments – N/A, except for the infringement upon the right to vote in some States, especially those under probation or supervision.