An anti-abortion group violates a court order & releases a video. Greenpeace protestors in Portland are ruled on civil contempt for dangling off a bridge & blocking shipping traffic. Is it ok to break the law in support of your beliefs?
"If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so."
Within reason. Kind of ironic.
That court order was unconstitutional anyway.
We ought to obey God rather than men.-Peter
Sure it's ok but expect to spend some time in lockup...
Generally no. There's a proper and legal way to express your position. I can imagine many exceptions to this rule though.
Big difference between murdering and selling baby parts to blocking traffic.
If it doesn't put others at risk, or violate another's rights, I'm not sure why it's illegal in the first place.....
Anti abortion group: www.cnn.com/2015/07/30/politics/planned-parenthood-fourth-video/index.html
This, though I wouldn't consider either of these to be such cases, though at least being an idiot and blocking shipping isn't disingenuous, something I can't say for the other example, at least if it's the one I'm thinking of
Yes unless you endanger someone else (physically) while doing it.
Yeah I agree that neither of these meet the criteria for breaking the law to assert their position.
If your belief is that it a company is murdering children and selling their corpses then yes I think it is ok to break a law prohibiting you from exposing this.
So MLK was a bad person? Because he was pretty big on breaking the law to support his beliefs.
Okay is a strange word. I'd say you do what you gotta do but pay the price and don't whine about it.
Like what? Thou shall not kill...horrible rule
You sure about? Or are you just saying that? Because God has some really horrible rules.
As far as I know the group did not violate the court order. The order was to not release videos of a specific California-based abortion clinic, not videos of Planned Parenthood executives.
Absolutely, if you can meet your burden of proof, although I'm pro choice personally.
I thought you said it was never ok to break the law? That would automatically mean that you think what MLK did was bad; his entire shtick was civil disobedience.
There ya go. No matter what you do, legal orbillegal, expect what you get put of it. I had a pastor who was strong on natural consequences
Yes it is, but both of these examples are hilariously stupid.
I don't think mlk was bad. Maybe overrated when it comes to history.
I don't think it's okay to break the law because you think it's okay. We have ways to change those laws.