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The Oxford English Dictionary defines justice as just behavior, the quality of being fair and reasonable. Justice, according to the Bible, involves making individuals and community whole, complete, by maintain goodness and impartiality.

Since its inception, the United States has led and been the model for the UN’s human rights council. But this is no longer true; we have withdrawn from this important international commission because our leaders are no longer concerned with justice.

I am morally and spiritually offended by how our country is treating people with different ethnicities than ours. My daily meditations seem to be futile. My practice used to be to bring my friends into my core to pray for their health and welfare. Having been a public-school teacher and college professor for the last 24 years, I have had the honor of being with Americans who are rich and poor, black, brown, and white, people from Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and North and South America.

Throughout these years, all my students have become a part of my wonderful family. I love them all. I cannot distinguish them by gender, ethnicity, or economic status. They are all important to me, as I pray that I am important to them. These family members are veterans, mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, suffering with PTSD, insecurity, a lack of confidence; I have had students who have terminal diseases and prison records.

I don’t care what their pasts were; they were my students and are now a part of my family. All deserve fairness, reason, Love, and impartiality. This is the way that I live my life.

I can only pray that men and women of similar beliefs and practices will come to their God-given sense of justice and correct this abomination on on southern border.



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