Sunday, December 25, 2011

Social Justice for All New Mexicans

Society ensures social justice by providing the conditions that allow free associations between individuals and groups to obtain their just due. All individual in this state should be allowed their constitutional right to free association. This should apply to all voters and elected officials in this state including district court judges. To punish the many for the sins of the few is a shameful excess and a disrespectful use of power by those in authority.

Respect for the human person considers the other “another self.” It presupposes respect for the fundamental right that flow from the dignity intrinsic of the person. People from other nations should be respected. Hate and fear of others is nothing more than self-hate redirected onto another individual because of there national origin. All New Mexicans should respect their long held diversity.

The equality of men concerns their dignity as person and the right that flow from it. It is wrong to deprive anyone that resides in this state of their own personal dignity because of race, creed, sex or national origin.

The differences among persons belong to New Mexican’s history, which wills that we should need one another. These differences should encourage charity. It should encourage our state to help people in need of support and information. The Mayor of Albuquerque saw fit to encourage a plan that would get homeless people of the cold streets and into safe housing.

The equal dignity of human persons requires the effort to reduce excessive social and economic inequalities. It gives urgency to the elimination of shameful and yes even sinful inequalities. The governor should work to reduce these inequalities in our state.

Solidarity is a virtue. It practices the sharing of spiritual goods and intellectual goods even more than material ones. The sharing of intellectual and spiritual goods encourages the growth and development of jobs in our state that provide individual dignity for all New Mexicans. Both state and federal agencies should willing share intellectual goods in order to promote new job opportunities for all New Mexicans.