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Justice Requires Restraint  

Justice Requires Restraint        

Justice demands I not say or do some things to myself, any other person, or the planet because justice demands it.  The actions I take and the decisions I make, must respect the rights of all.

Respect- every person has worth and a right to respect: it is a human minimum.
Justice- justice requires that people be treated in a way that is fair and just.
Restraint- justice shows up in the things I don't say, or don't do, because it would harm another person.
Power- power and control should be consistent with rights.
Emotions- expressions of emotion should be real and not manipulative or instrumental.
Skills- restraint requires good skills for coping and cooperation as well as to consider all of the alternatives and then make the best choice.

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