"Great is Justice;
Justice is not settled by legislators and laws.... it is in the soul,
It cannot be varied by statutes any more than love or pride or the attraction of gravity can,
It is immutable.. it does not depend on majorities .... majorities or what not come at
last before the same passionless and exact tribunal.
For justice are the grant natural lawyers and perfect judges .... it is in their souls,
It is well assorted ....they have not studied for nothing .... the great includes the less,
They rule on the highest grounds .... they oversee all eras and states and
The perfect judge fears nothing .... he could go front to front before God,
Before the perfect judge all shall stand back .... life and death shall stand back ....
heaven and hell shall stand back."
Walt Whitman, "Leaves of Grass"