ppalms Wrote:
Nov 22, 2012 1:33 PM
CONTINUED: public does not, that substantive without procedural justice, for example, the lynching of a guilty man, is not justice. The converse is also true: careful process is not justice if it does not lead to a fair result. Means and ends, roads and endings, must be in harmony with each other. Democracy is a consensual hallucination of people concerned with how to divide opportunity fairly. Our Constitution guarantees "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness", not happiness itself, which cannot be guaranteed to anyone. It makes a tremendous difference to know that in our country you have a shot, at least, at being president or Rockefeller.