Justice. Explores the notion of justice as well as the absolute justice in any given situation.

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True Justice is absolute: it is the only just instance in any given situation. Freedom is the ability to act, think and do whatever one pleases, so long as it does not encroach on another's right to freedom. A society would be perfectly just if all it's people were free to do what they pleased freely, without infringing on each other's right to freedom. Therefore, Justice can be defined as freedom without infringement.

Fairness is something that every human is entitled to. It involves not being interfered with. Being free is fair; it is fair to be able to do as you wish, as everyone is entitled to this simple liberty. Therefore, it follows that true Justice, freedom without infringement, can only be achieved through fairness. Everyone has a right to live his or her own lives without unwanted interference. Justice is achieved when this happens.

A society in which everyone is free, and everyone has the right to do what they wish, is one in which everyone can do as they please without worrying about any unwanted interference, as long as what they do is not infringing in any way with the freedom of others.

As long as all members of society respect each other's freedom, they will be able to live as they desire; and through living as they desire, they can achieve happiness. Happiness is what most people want in their lives. Therefore, in a just society, happiness can be achieved through desire. Therefore, happiness is achieved through freedom. When everyone's right to freedom is respected, society will be completely just, and through justice, their lives will be happy.

This notion of justice was reached while the rightfulness of the death penalty was being pondered. It was originally thought that, because a life was taken,