On the first day of class, the professor of “Introduction to Law” entered the classroom and the first thing he did was ask the name of a student who was sitting in the front row:
What is your name?
My name is Nelson, Lord.
Out of my class and dont come back anymore! – Shouted the nasty teacher.
Nelson was puzzled. When he came to his senses, he got up quickly packed up and left the room.
Everyone was frightened and outraged, but no one spoke.
Very good! – Let’s start, the professor said.
What are the laws? Asked the teacher – students were frightened, but gradually began to answer the question:
To have order in our society.
No! – Answered the teacher.
For the wrong people to pay for their actions.
Does anyone know the answer to this question!
For justice to be done – a girl spoke shyly.
At last! That is, for justice.
And now, what is justice?
Everyone started to get annoyed by the vile attitude of the teacher.
However, they continued to respond:
To safeguard the humans rights….
Well, what else? – He asked the teacher.
To differentiate right from wrong, to reward those who do good …
Ok, not bad, but answer this question:
“I acted correctly by expelling Nelson classroom?”
All were silent, no one answered.
Unanimously I want an answer!
No!- All they answered with one voice.
You could say that I have committed an injustice?
And why no one did anything about it? For we want laws and rules, if we have the will to practice them? Each of you has an obligation to speak up when he witnesses an injustice. Everything . Do not be silent again, never again! Go find Nelson – he said. After all, he is the master, I am a student from another period.
Learn that when we do not defend our rights, loss of dignity and dignity can not be negotiated.