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This is Previous-Essay <== This-Essay ==> Following-Essay Click HERE on this line to find essays via Your-Key-Words. {Most frequent wordstarts of each essay will be put here.} ========================================================== %IMPERFECT COMMUNITY JUDGE SYSTEM JUSTICE ADEQUATE+030416 %REVEALING QUESTIONS RESPONSES CLEAR POWERFUL RIGHT+030416 %INFLUENTIAL HONESTY OPENNESS RESPECTFUL CHECK GOOD+030416 %DEVIL BALANCES COMPLEMENTARY IDEALS VALUES REVEAL+030416 %SANCTUARY SECURITY SAFELY VULNERABLE LIMITATIONS+030416 %HUMILITY GENTLENESS REVERENCE TOLERANCE DIFFER 030416 Within an imperfect community --- how are we common folks to judge whether or not a system of justice is adequate and worthy of our respect, honor and support? We dare not depend only on formal systems which are managed by people who are arrogant, powerful and domineering! We will do well to ask ourselves, and each other, questions such as these: 1. Is it clear that those who are powerful and/or influential are truly committed to and diligent in being: a. Honest and open in all of their work with each other and with those whom they should serve? b. Respectful of the need for a system of checks and balances within which they should work? c. Balanced in giving due consideration to the mutually complementary ideals, values and principles of a diverse spectrum of people of integrity. 2. Is it clear that powerful people are supporting the creation and maintenance of sanctuary communities within which all members of the communities are (and truly feel that they are) able to be safely vulnerable --- while being open and honest with themselves, each other, and with the most powerful people around them? 3. Do the most powerful and influential members of the overall community --- acknowledge their own limits, limitations, errors, mistakes and failures --- to each other and to other people who are relatively weak, poor and humble? 4. To what extent do the most powerful people in the community act as if they do have, or should have, the right to benefit --- at the expense of people who are weaker, poorer, and/or less-well-informed about what is happening? 5. Are powerful people who are arrogant, paranoid, and/or domineering --- respected, honored and/or supported by poorer and weaker people? 6. Is there integrity in the relationships between the people who are powerful, well-educated and healthy --- and those who are less powerful, not well-educated and less-healthy? Less wealthy? Beware if the above kinds of questions are not being asked and responded to in ways which are open, honest, and public! (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================