Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The Courage to Disobey
What happens when laws become so complex and full of special exceptions and loopholes and ambiguous language that they can be interpreted however anybody decides to, providing they can afford a lawyer to argue their point of view?
What happens to everybody else?
What happens when laws meant to protect us wind up creating a police state and a crackdown on individual freedoms?
Civil disobedience. You show your actual respect for the rule of law by refusing to follow those that make no sense.
A caveat: civil disobedience NEVER includes harming another person's body or property. Civil disobedience is a peaceful method of protest. Anything else turns you into one of the entities you are protesting against. You do not fight fire with fire. You fight fire with dignity, integrity, and love.
It take courage to stick your neck out. But, sometimes it is necessary.