Some powerful people are attempting to change the base line of justice for all. The Fourteenth Amendment’s equal protection interpretation has been expanded to give greater preference to certain groups of people against all others. Recent court decisions go beyond rights specifically enumerated in the Constitution such that certain groups have been given special privilege. We see this illustrated when people assert their rights are violated by others who are exercising their own rights. It was this flawed misunderstanding that caused a woman to shoot a family in a park for not wearing a mask. She reasoned that her safety and that of society at large was endangered by the people failing to wear a mask. Her right to perceived safety overrode the freedom of others. Another example is the reaction by some people outside Florida to that States law protecting and affirming parental rights in Elementary schools. The CEO’s of Apple and Disney complained that parents rights in the education of their children might limit group LGBTQ’s theoretical right to indoctrinate all children in all schools with their beliefs and worldview. Similar reasoning by group LBGTQ supported denying religious freedom to a bake shop compelling the owner to accept LBGTQ philosophy over and above his own religious faith.
Identity politics have empowered various groups to demand acceptance and preference of their beliefs and practices over those of others. A clear illustration of this was BLM which demanded that Black lives take precedence over all others. When a famous politician correctly asserted, “all lives matter” she was denounced by her own party, so the BLM Group could be granted preference. Subsequent riots against police and society in general began over an instance of injustice, where many police were killed, some assassinated, and the biased media supported the narrative that BLM had a justification to riot, lute, and destroy property. This is one facet in the destruction of the rule of law. A glaring example began during the civil rights movement with “Affirmative Action,” which gave a preference to minorities in hiring decisions, racial discrimination, the very thing civil rights leaders sought to eliminate, was established for themselves. When various groups can get special preferences over others, it supports proliferation of identity politics, at the cost of justice for all.
The underlying principle is a denial of God and His truth and acceptance that modern man can produce good from his own reason and values. Justice is not compatible with the values of men and there can be no compromise between them. “Surely the day is coming; it will burn like a furnace. All the arrogant and every evildoer will be stubble, and the day that is coming will set them on fire,” says the Lord Almighty. “Not a root or a branch will be left to them. But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its rays. And you will go out and frolic like well-fed calves.” (Malachi 4:1-2) God unites the family to draw them to Himself, while secular man is busy destroying the family. “And he will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the parents to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous—to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.” (Luke 1:17)