Skip to comments.FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia ~ 10 June 08
Posted on 06/02/2008 6:00:06 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
A trial has just ended, and the reactions to the verdict could not be more different. The family of the alleged murderer celebrates the declaration of a mistrial due to a legal technicality. Meanwhile, the grieving parents whose daughter has died wonder about a justice system that would allow such a decision. As they stand weeping before a mass of microphones and cameras, they exclaim: Where is the justice in this? Where is the justice?
Weve seen this scenario played out in the news or on TV crime dramas. We instinctively long for justice but cannot seem to find it. The wisest man of his day, Solomon, faced a similar frustration and disappointment. He saw that imperfect human beings could never administer perfect justice. He wrote: I saw under the sun: In the place of judgment, wickedness was there; and in the place of righteousness, iniquity was there (Eccl. 3:16).
If all we trusted in were imperfect people, we would lose all hope. But Solomon wisely added in verse 17: God shall judge the righteous and the wicked, for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.
The search for justice can be satisfied only by trusting the God who is always just.
The Mayor of Bratville!
Road Trip: Marine Corps Base, Quantico, VA
FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT
Showing support and boosting the morale of
our military and our allies military
and the family members of the above.
Honoring those who have served before.
The FR Canteen is Free Republic's longest running daily thread
specifically designed to provide entertainment and moral support for the military.
The doors have been open since Oct 7 2001,
the day of the start of the war in Afghanistan.
We are indebted to you for your sacrifices for our Freedom.
FR just quit on me.....just me? It’s back now.
Kathy!thanks for the visit to Quantico.
My son just finished The Basic School at Quantico. He ships out tomorrow to Okinawa.
Neither OCS nor The Basic School are for the feint of heart.
You go in as a boy, and you come out as a Marine Corps Officer.
Hiccuped on me too...
Crew members of the 31st MEU push a Marine attack squadron's AV-8B Harrier onto the ship's aircraft elevator. Preparing for possible disaster-relief efforts following the catastrophic cyclone that ripped through Myanmar, Marine Attack Squadron 513, attached to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, recently collected and delivered supplies and passports in Thailand to the USS Essex Amphibious Ready Group floating off Myanmar's coast. Photo: Petty Officer 3rd Class Gabriel S. Weber
Maj. Gen. John F. Kelly (third from left) escorts Iraqis over the Euphrates River, May 24, 2008, on a floating bridge designed to reduce tortuous travel time to outlying communities by up to eight hours. Army, Navy and Marine Corps forces teamed with Iraq's water resource ministry to complete the bridge. Kelly is the commanding general of the multinational force in al Anbar province. Photo: Chief Petty Officer Jeffrey J. Pierce
Thanks, unique, for the perfect woohoo.
Thanks, unique, for the WooHoo!
I thought for sure I would lose 1st when I was having trouble posting... So it wasn’t just you Kathy.