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Rawl's Justice Is Fairness

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John Rawls never claimed to know the only way to start a society, but he did suggest a very sound and fair way to do so. He based his just scenario on two principles of justice. His first principle of justice was that everyone should have the same rights as others. His following policy decision was that in the event of any inequalities, they should be to the benefit to everybody, and available to all people in the society. This original Rawl's approach to justice has been highly revered by philosophers to this day. This is mostly because Rawl's has thought up one of the fairest Utopia since the days of Socrates. This is not an easy of a task as it sounds. Though when analyzed by even the most naÐ"Їve philosophers, it seems that Rawl's scenario base of principles are pretty obvious and simple. Maybe because some of these same principles can be found in present day society. The United States tries to pride itself in maintaining these two principles at all costs. In some countries even regarding these principles as fair can cause you to go away for a very long time. The most commonly known to the term "political prisoner" is Gedhun Choekyi

Niyami, the eleventh Panchen Lama, as proclaimed by the Dalai Lama in 1995. The record holding youngest political prisoner is a nine-year-old Chinese boy seized by the Chinese Government. A parent should have no fear of losing a child like this. Under Rawl's system, tragedies such as this are virtually impossible. Under the first principle that states the rights of all are equal.

Rawl's principles were found justified by visualizing real people forming a system of laws including the ramifications of a "justified complaint". A justified complaint is an accusation by a member of society against another member of society. To have a system of justice the society must have means of answering the beckoning of the populace. If a society does not attend to the offense of its own people then it is not a true society. Society is based on the principle of a consensus unanimously choosing their governing rules and laws. However the limitations of a "justified complaint" are unclear depending on what the consensus agrees to. Though the one rule that must apply is the fact that a complaint must be made by a law abider to be a "justified complaint". Commonsense shows us there must be a glass floor law some where in law making. To prove the second principle in that these glass floor laws are available to everyone within the society. The fact of the matter is that even a person not belonging to a society may have many of these glass floor rights. For instance if a citizen has property this property is theirs and they own the containing possessions. Even without society interference the citizen will protect his property and possessions and is even sometimes better off alone defending them. So it is proven that these glass floors exist, and that they justify the second of Rawl's principles. Though do any glass ceilings exist in lawmaking to prove Rawl's principles; any intelligent person would guess that this must be true if glass floors exist. In a binding community no one member can become the absolute law. In spite of the fact that there might be some diversified social classes. There may be constituents with significantly more power but, definitely not with ultimate power over others in the society. This is a strong basis

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