Something to Think About

“One may well ask: “How can you advocate breaking some laws and obeying others?” The answer lies in the fact that there are two types of laws: just and unjust. I would be the first to advocate obeying just laws. One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws. I would agree with St. Augustine that “an unjust law is no law at all.”” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (excerpt from Letter from a Birmingham Jail).

Can you recall a time when you challenged a policy or directive or rule that you believed was wrong? It can be a lonely struggle. What was your situation?

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