What about Justice?
That is the second reason for which our Government was established, right?
We know the statistics and the record of this Country when it comes to Justice for Blacks…for Brown people…for the poor of all colors…right?
I could point to all kinds of statistics. But, I shouldn’t need to…right?
You’ve heard enough about the racial injustices in America and have made your decision. You either believe that there is injustice in America that is dolled out on the basis of race. Or you do not.
So the real question for White America is, “what do you believe about Justice?” What is “Justice?” How do you define it? And having defined it, how do you establish it?
He has shown you, O man, what is good. Or what does the Lord seek from you but to do justice, and to love mercy, and to be ready to walk with the Lord your God?
The More Perfect Union would want to be good, right? Desires to be good…for that goodness is a byproduct of perfection, right?
You desire to be good, America? Nay, you desire to be Great Again!
But, the Lord has shown you what is good. And, the Founding Fathers wrote it into the Preamble.
Do Justice. Love Mercy. Be ready to walk with the Lord.
And you are made ready to walk with the Lord by doing Justice and loving Mercy.
But how do you “do Justice?”
What does it mean to establish Justice? And how do you reconcile the reality of injustice, in America, with that commitment to establishing Justice?
Do you even care to establish the Justice that has long been denied to myriad people in myriad ways?
If you care, you would stop allowing excuses, denials and faux powerlessness to bear witness to your abandonment of this foundational commitment of America: to make sure that a trustworthy system is erected to make Justice a feature of this More Perfect Union. Period.
But, the question of one’s patriotism doesn’t end with a commitment to Justice. Being American requires more than that.
The Founders new that A More Perfect Union would also need domestic tranquility…