Foundations of Law I

Affirmative Action


There is only one race.

  • Acts 17:26
    And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;

Everyone should bear their own guilt. The government cannot punish the innocent.

  • Deuteronomy 24:16
    The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin.
  • Ezekiel 18:20
    The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.
  • Jeremiah 31:27–30
    Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will sow the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the seed of man, and with the seed of beast.
    28 And it shall come to pass, that like as I have watched over them, to pluck up, and to break down, and to throw down, and to destroy, and to afflict; so will I watch over them, to build, and to plant, saith the Lord.
    29 In those days they shall say no more, The fathers have eaten a sour grape, and the children's teeth are set on edge.
    30 But every one shall die for his own iniquity: every man that eateth the sour grape, his teeth shall be set on edge.
  • Romans 2:6
    Who will render to every man according to his deeds:

Official race discrimination has produced intolerable injustices in society that beg for a remedy.

Remedies must comport with the LONANG. Any proposed remedy, therefore, must not punish innocent victims, for that is unjust.

Esther 8 seems to permit state to issue race distinctive measures to counteract previous state-inflicted injuries upon a particular race

Remedy’s against the state itself would bypass concern that the sons are punished for the sins of their fathers.

For those wrongs that the civil government cannot address, we trust that God will repay each person according to what they have done. Romans 2:6.