Welcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question. Each week I will pose what I think is a provocative question for your consideration.
By provocative, I don’t mean a question that will cause annoyance or anger. Nor do I mean a question intended to arouse sexual desire or interest.
What I do mean is a question that is likely to get you to think, to be creative, and to provoke a response. Hopefully a positive response.
This week’s provocative question is about justice.No doubt you are familiar with the representation of justice as a Greek goddess draped in robes, holding beam balance scales in one hand, a sword in her other hand, and wearing a blindfold. This depiction is referred to as “Lady Justice.” She is, according to Wikipedia, “an allegorical personification of the moral force in judicial systems.”
Her beam balance scales represent the weighing of evidence, and the lack of a foundation for the scales signifies that evidence should stand on its own.
Her sword is a throwback to ancient times and conveys the idea that justice can be swift and final.
The blindfold she is wearing represents impartiality, the ideal that justice should be applied without regard to wealth, power, or other status. It is from the depiction of Lady Justice wearing a blindfold over her eyes that we get the expression “justice is blind.”
My provocative question for this week is this:
Do you believe, with respect to the judicial system (or systems) in place where you live, that justice is, indeed, blind? Why do you feel that way?
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