Sunday, January 16, 2011

Honor MLK: Disobey Unjust Laws

“One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws. I would agree with St. Augustine that 'an unjust law is no law at all.”
– Martin Luther King Jr.

Picture and quote from I Disobeyed an Unjust Law
Hat tip to Cliffs of Insanity, and to Green Mountain Homesteading

“All laws which are repugnant to the Constitution are null and void.”
- SCOTUS Chief Justice John Marshall, Marbury v. Madison, 1803

“Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.”
– Martin Luther King Jr.

“All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.”
- Thomas Jefferson

“It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.”
– Voltaire

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”
- Ronald Reagan

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