Random Acts of Patriotsim had an interesting post up talking about whether or not what was done to Osama Bin Laden was “justice” or not. I thought I’d look at what Noah Webster thought it meant, way back in the early 1800’s.
From Noah Webster’s 1828 dictionary:
Justice: The virtue which consists in giving to every one what is his due; practical conformity to the laws and to principles of rectitude in the dealings of men with each other; honesty; integrity in commerce or mutual intercourse.
That fits right in with what I thought justice meant.
I think I am with ASM826 on this one. The scale of the things Bin Laden was in charge of precludes any notion of justice I can understand. But he has reaped what he sowed, and is judged by a just God.