The President asks us to respect the Trayvon-Zimmerman jury by recalling that we are “a nation of laws.” But there is another American legacy as well, that of Dr. King, of Civil Disobedience, of Aristotle, and of St. Augustine, which instead calls us to recall that “One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.”
Articles tagged “civil disobedience”
we see the emergence of a civil disobedience campaign right before our eyes in Turkey: people literally standing up for what they believe.
Civil disobedience is a powerful tool, which exposes the hypocrisy of brutality. It was true in the American civil rights era, and it is true for the Standing Human Beings of Turkey.