Tuesday, April 29, 2014

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere"

 While sitting in a Birmingham jail after having been arrested for organizing peaceful sit-in demonstrations against racism, Martin Luther King wrote a famous letter known as the ‘Letter from the Birmingham jail", which contains one of his most famous quotes - "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."  

I wonder if a litigant committing perjury in an affidavit or a lawyer blatantly lying in Court really understands the meaning of that quote. Just because you get away with an unethical act does not make it right.  Or maybe they rationalize their actions by believing that somehow the "injustice" of them not receiving unearned and undeserved money is more important than telling the truth. 

Although you would be hard pressed to find anyone who disagrees with, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere," there are sadly many who do not comprehend its meaning. 

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