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SFLiberal October 13th, 2013 11:43pm

Should people actively disobey bad laws?

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10/13/13 9:45 pm

Responsibly, yes -- and along with that would be bringing awareness to others regarding why the law is unfavorable.

susanr Colorado
10/13/13 8:21 pm

Yes, responsibly, with good conscience, & mindful of the consequences.

RepMorris Pennsylvania
10/13/13 7:42 pm

If a law is unjust a man is not only right to disobey it, but he is obligated to do so.
-Thomas Jefferson

goalie31 OrthodoxCatholicChristian
10/13/13 5:29 pm

if people didn't disobey bad laws we may still have segregated buses, schools, restaurants, etc. its our duty as Americans to disobey bad laws

citethesource Socialist and Atheist
10/13/13 5:28 pm

It depends. I default to no, unless there's a strong over-riding concern. In select cases civil disobedience is justified. It requires judgement and discernment for each case; no blanket policy is going to work.

FollowYourBliss Never Happy, Ever After
10/13/13 5:10 pm

Definitely not. What's a "bad law"? Rape? Murder? It's too subjective, too many people would get the wrong idea.

Cole12 ...
10/13/13 4:47 pm

Umm, obviously. Ever heard of a guy named Gandhi?

10/13/13 4:48 pm

Yes, I have heard of Gandhi.

bringstheeagle Colorado
10/13/13 4:54 pm

I think civil disobedience is more subtle generally than active disobedience of laws an individual or even a group judges bad law. Gandhi and others were protesting more than disobeying specific laws.

PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
10/13/13 4:46 pm

Not every bad law (I'd be imprisoned 24/7), but the worst of the worst, yes.

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
10/13/13 4:56 pm

Yeah Puppy - you understand that to disobey in protest means you would have to face consequences - something other don't get - others much older than you - I'm so proud!!!!!