Let’s play Jeopardy! The category is Roman Mythology for $100. She wears a blindfold and holds a set of scales in one hand. If you answer, “Who is Lady Justice?” you are correct.
For centuries, the goddess of justice has been the symbol of due process in democratic societies worldwide. Lady Justice wears a blindfold so that facts and evidence tip the scales of justice instead of political bias and personal preference.
Many Old Testament prophets, including Micah, spoke against the social and economic injustices in their day. However, are today’s cries for social justice the same? What we need today is biblical justice, not a skewed version of justice that puts real due process in jeopardy.