Fairness

Virginia Jamison

Right and wrong are words that are not applicable to today’s society. We live from day to day in complete denial about what these words really mean.

Today as I sat in church I was given a new word: Fair. I came home and referred to Webster for the clear definition of fair:  free from bias, dishonesty, or injustice: a fair decision; a fair judge.

As we go about our daily activities, are we fair in dealing with others?

Are we fair in the interpretation of our gun laws, the second amendment?

Are we fair in our adherence to city ordinances? Are we fair in our hiring and firing practices? Are we fair in allocations for educating our children, in the appropriation of funding for all of our students?

Are we fair in our zoning and re-zoning practices? Are we fair in our policing practices? Are we fair in dealing with community block grants?

This is a powerful word and it resonates somewhat more than right and wrong. Are we fair?

Virginia White Jamison, SMSgt USAF Retired

North Charleston City Council District 3 (2016-2020)

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