Justice Is Not Ambiguous : Justice

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Justice is not ambiguous. Justice is a term that is supposed to represent something definite, unwavering in the face of any and all, but in today’s society, it does not. Justice is malleable. It takes the form of whoever is making the decision in any given situation. Justice is a fragile, complex concept, but one that is paramount to a healthy society. Understanding justice is so important that it was the theme of the great philosopher Plato’s dialogue, The Republic. Begrudgingly, I find that justice is in today’s society is fitting with Thrasymachus’s definition of it in book one despite Plato’s refute of it. In a discussion with Socrates, Thrasymachus argues that, “justice is what’s in favor of the stronger party” (The Republic). I would…show more content…
From lobbyists, to presidential elections, money is present throughout our political system. The simple existence of the lobbyist occupation is indicative of the power that money holds, and the extents people will go to, sacrificing their own principals, to attain it. A lobbyist is, for all intents and purposes, someone who is paid by private sector organizations to sway the decisions made by government officials. This profession by definition is not conducive to democracy and furthers my claim that justice today mirrors Thrasymachus’ definition in which it is whatever is in favor of the stronger party (strength, in this context, being leverage). Lobbyists often deal with legislators and members of regulatory agencies. Although legislators are brought together in Congress to develop policy and serve the national interests, each legislator is first and foremost responsible to their own constituency. This superseding responsibility gives lobbyists their ammunition. Attempting to influence Congress as a whole is not only impossible, but would be too easily seen by the public and thus might attract attention to an already questionable facet of our political process. Metaphorically speaking, Congress’s armor is strong and impenetrable when they are united as one. Lobbyists stand no chance against this fortified body of legislators. Instead they go after individual legislators, utilizing a strategy that if successful, creates
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