The Prince William-Manassas Family Alliance (See below for latest blog posts.)

Supporting family values in Prince William County, Manassas, and Manassas Park

Welcome to the website of the Prince William and Manassas Family Alliance (PWMFA). We are a grassroots organization of citizens of Prince William County and the independent cities of Manassas and Manassas Park, Virginia, dedicated to supporting and promoting the values inherent in the concept of family. Learn more about us.

Where they stand

Our goal is to help Prince William County, Manassas, and Manassas Park voters learn about the candidates campaigning to represent them in public office, especially the school board, state legislature, Board of County Supervisors and City Council. Our focus is where the candidates stand on key issues affecting the family.

  • We prepare voter guides for each election.  See the 2018 ELECTIONS.
  • We maintain an active website to, among other things, draw attention to school issues, elections, and the need for Christian leadership on issues affecting the family.
  • We seek to build a network of church contacts throughout the county and cities (Manassas and Manassas Park) with an interest in promoting the institution of the family and an educated electorate.
  • We hold candidate forums/interviews  to give pastors and candidates an opportunity to explore the views of candidates or potential candidates.

Some of our Achievements

  • Led the successful campaign for the Marriage Amendment in 2006, carrying Prince William Co.  and Manassas by a larger margin than statewide.
  • Led the successful fight against off-track betting in Manassas Park in 2004.
  • Distributed Voter Guides to Prince William County churches area.
  • Successfully promoted internet filtering in public libraries and abstinence-based family life education.

Affect Public Policy – Help Us Protect our Community

Support our efforts! Visit our “Get Involved” section to join the PWMFA or to make an “online” contribution.

This page last updated on September 2, 2018.
Posted in Citizen Responsibilities

THE SUPREME COURT AND THE TUG-OF-WAR OVER SOCIAL JUSTICE

Ireland 600 kg team in the European Championships 2009

What is the difference between “social justice” and justice? The difference is what is meant by equality.

Plain justice is impartial, that is, blind. The focus here is upon learning about the facts related to a case and resolving that case in accordance with the law. Regardless of who they are, all are to be treated as equal before the law.

Social justice, on the other hand, defines “justice” as the state of equality between all the members of a society with respect to the distribution of wealth, opportunities, privileges, and so forth. Instead of impartial and equal treatment before the law, “justice” is achieved with an equality of outcome. Supposedly, everyone should have equal wealth, equal opportunity, equal privileges, and so forth.

Look at the definition of the two expressions.

social justice
: a state or doctrine of egalitarianism
– the causes of human freedom and of social justice —Sir Winston Churchill
– promote the common good and social justice —G. J. Schnepp

justice
1 a : the maintenance or administration of what is just especially by the impartial adjustment of conflicting claims or the assignment of merited rewards or punishments – meting out justice – social justice
b : judge -a supreme court justice
—used as a title Justice Marshall
c : the administration of law – a fugitive from justice
; especially : the establishment or determination of rights according to the rules of law or equity – a system of justice
2 a : the quality of being just, impartial, or fair – questioned the justice of the their decision
b (1) : the principle or ideal of just dealing or right action
(2) : conformity to this principle or ideal : righteousness – the justice of their cause
c : the quality of conforming to law
3 : conformity to truth, fact, or reason : correctness – admitted that there was much justice in these observations —T. L. Peacock

As the definitions indicate, the difference between “social justice” and plain, ordinary “justice” hinges upon what sort of equality is desired.

The following definitions of “social justice” and “justice” are even more emphatic about the difference in what is meant by equality.

so·cial jus·tice
noun

justice in terms of the distribution of wealth, opportunities, and privileges within a society.

“individuality gives way to the struggle for social justice”

jus·tice
ˈjəstəs/
noun

1. just behavior or treatment.

“a concern for justice, peace, and genuine respect for people”

synonyms: fairness, justness, fair play, fair-mindedness, equity, evenhandedness, impartiality, objectivity, neutrality, disinterestedness, honesty, righteousness, morals, morality

“I appealed to his sense of justice”

2. a judge or magistrate, in particular a judge of the supreme court of a country or state.

synonyms: judge, magistrate, jurist

“an order made by the justices”

So imagine you are Judge Brett Michael Kavanaugh, now under consideration to be a justice on the Supreme Court. How do you please the senators in the United States Senate? How do you tell them How you will rule on the cases that come before you?

  • Will you rule on cases that come before you in accordance with the way the Constitution was written, with “justice” in mind?
  • Will you will rule on the cases that come before you with a “compassionate” heart, rule with “social justice” in mind, disregarding, if it seems appropriate to the circumstances, whatever the Constitution might say?

Given the behavior of the news media and some senators, what choice requires the most honor and courage?

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IS “SOCIAL JUSTICE” UNJUST?

Is “social justice” unjust? Unchristian? Some Christians clearly think so. Consider The Statement on Social Justice & the Gospel. Because the meaning of the expression “social justice” covers a lot of ground, refuting the concept must cover a similar amount of ground. Therefore, The Statement on Social Justice & the Gospel consists of: an Introduction, a series of Affirmations and Denials (which includes links to a couple of previous statements on social issues, the history of this document, a list of Signers, and Resources (explanatory articles).

John MacArthur is the first signer and probably the most recognized. So MacArthur is getting most of the credit and blame. Therefore, before we either praise or shame MacArthur we should:

That last step is critical, but it is not easy. “Social justice” is an attractive, but vaguely defined concept. Here are a couple of definitions.

so·cial jus·tice
noun: social justice
justice in terms of the distribution of wealth, opportunities, and privileges within a society.
“individuality gives way to the struggle for social justice”

social justice
: a state or doctrine of egalitarianism
the causes of human freedom and of social justice —Sir Winston Churchill
promote the common good and social justice —G. J. Schnepp

Effectively, what passes for “social justice” is social equality in terms of wealth, opportunities and privileges. If we are to achieve “social justice”, shouldn’t we consider what is involved first?

  • Should we all have the same amount of wealth, opportunities and privilege? Would that be just? Or do wealth, opportunities, and privileges belong to the people who strive to obtain wealth, opportunities, and privileges?
  • Who is to enforce “social justice”? Our government? Can we entrust politicians with the responsibility?
  • What do you want your children taught? Should the ideology of “social justice” be part of their curriculum?

The answers to these questions are not necessarily cut and dry. Since not everyone who has great wealth, opportunities, and privileges seems to have earned their blessings, it is easy for the have-nots to feel themselves righteously envious of the haves. It is also easy to be sympathetic of the have-nots, especially those who are desperately poor.

To achieve some objectivity — to set aside whatever personal guilt we might feel — we need to consider our children, our responsibility to them. What do we want our children to believe? What do we want them to do? Do we want our children to see life as an opportunity for personal service? Do we want our children to become loving and charitable individuals? Does “social justice” provide the right model?

What does belief in “social justice” produce? Does “social justice” produce charity as a personal act of giving or the government dole? Is “social justice” an act of love or an entitlement from government? Is being a social justice warrior the same as being a charitable, loving Christian following the example of Jesus Christ?

Do you have children? If you don’t know what “social justice” is, please take the time to learn. If you don’t teach your children about the concept, someone else will.

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A MOVEMENT THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA IGNORES: DON’T MESS WITH MY CHILDREN!

Something interesting is going on in South America. For the sake of their children, people are uniting. They call their movement “Don’t mess with my children!”

What are the links below? These are a series of links to articles going back in time. People are fighting to keep their governments from teaching their children awful beliefs about sex. Because of the lack of news media coverage the sources are not what you would normally expect.

This article describes a victory in Ecuador.

These two articles describe some of what is going on in Chile from the viewpoint of the other side.

Here we have a victory in Peru.

Note that this article contains a picture of topless women.

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