In the same way, Henry David Thoreau wrote in his famous essay, “Civil Disobedience,” that people should do what their conscience tells them and not obey unjust laws.
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Is the law still giving everyone the right to a fair legal process and a fair trial or have they bent the rules when it comes to motorcycle gangs or groups.
The pressures of society cause Antigone and modern day physicians to go against the laws and take action on events that no one else is going to act upon because they do not have the courage to do so.
Groups that feel compelled to use arms to overthrow what they consider an oppressive and unjust government may be viewed by outsiders as having a cause at least as just as that of the standing government.
If the international community determines that a nation that claims to be fighting a war of self-defense is distorting the meaning of the term "self-defense," it has the right to declare a war unjustified and determine what penalties will be levied against the aggressor.
Handguns causes too many deaths, the government need to make gun less accessible, and the law/law enforcement need to really enforce the laws they make.
Just as Martin Luther King Stepped in front of our nation and broke several laws, he did so in order to express his passionate belief of our constitution that "all men are created equal." Unfortunately, to this days we have trouble to fully synthesize are laws with our constitution, which has lead to several rules being broken, for a right cause....
People falling into the first of these categories would be those who consider that through social contract we are obliged to obey the law, whatever the law states and regardless of our opinion on the moral status of that law and that we are morally obliged to operate within the law....
To prevent abuses of the POW designation, with its associated diminution of civil rights, international courts must have to right to determine whether people may legally be held as POWs or whether those held are entitled to due process under the law, access to attorneys, and so forth.
Suicide bombers might view success as taking one or two of their enemies with them when they die, and guerrillas fighting what they perceive to be an unjust regime might consider any minor victory they attain part of a pattern of success that will eventually result in the overthrow of their government.
I had hoped that the white moderate would understand that the present tension in the South is a necessary phase of the transition from an obnoxious negative peace, in which the Negro passively accepted his unjust plight, to a substantive and positive peace, in which all men will respect the dignity and worth of human personality.
It was practiced superbly by the early Christians, who were willing to face hungry lions and the excruciating pain of chopping blocks rather than submit to certain unjust laws of the Roman Empire.
A legitimate political authority, in this essay, will be taken to mean that there is a justification for an individual or a body to have power over other people in determining such things as laws and protection of freedom.
I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law.