John Rawls

(As fellow)

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Each person possesses an inviolability founded on justice that even the welfare of society as a whole cannot override. For this reason justice denies that the loss of freedom for some is made right by a greater good shared by others. It does not allow that the sacrifices imposed on a few are outweighed by the larger sum of advantages enjoyed by many. Therefore in a just society the liberties of equal citizenship are taken as settled; the rights secured by justice are not subject to political bargaining or to the calculus of social interests. Justice & Injustice
The principles of justice are chosen behind a veil of ignorance. Secrecy & Transparency ;Legislating & Legislative Process
To each according to his threat advantage does not count as a principle of justice. Justice & Injustice
Certainly it is wrong to be cruel to animals and the destruction of a whole species can be a great evil. The capacity for feelings of pleasure and pain and for the form of life of which animals are capable clearly impose duties of compassion and humanity in their case. Life
Ideally citizens are to think of themselves as if they were legislators and ask themselves what statutes, supported by what reasons satisfying the criterion of reciprocity, they would think is most reasonable to enact.
In constant pursuit of money to finance campaigns, the political system is simply unable to function. Its deliberative powers are paralyzed. Business, Commerce & Finance ;Money, Coins & Minting
The bad man desires arbitrary power. What moves the evil man is the love of injustice. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Power