To me, justice would be what I was taught as a child, only it would go a step further to include all people, all animals, and all things on this planet- including the planet itself, and to treat these with the same respect and regard as I myself want and deserve. It’s the golden rule. It’s golden for a reason. But we too often think nothing of it in our daily business and interactions with others. In order to treat all beings and all things with the same regard we ourselves want and deserve, we need first to empathize with others- to be able to put ourselves in their shoes. Many of our leaders today are sadly lacking in this ability. They don’t ever seem to think about a reversal of circumstances when they seek to create legislation that alienates, oppresses, discriminates, and causes such harm to those they were elected to serve. Justice would be treating all people, all animals, and all things with consideration, compassion, and respect.