Does One Have Moral Responsibility To Disobey Unjust Laws?

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. explains to the clergymen who criticized him that he is there because he was invited and he also teaches them about just an unjust laws. Dr. King says “One has not only a legal but moral responsibility to obey just laws.” To me a just law is a law that is made to be followed by all people no matter the color of your skin. He says “One has moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws. Dr. King says “Actually time is neutral. It can be used either destructively or constructively.” This means that that could try to build a good relationship with the whites over time or try to get negotiations done right away. They learned from earlier experiences that the promises that were made were often broken within weeks of being made. So, Dr. King came up with doing non-violent protests because they would leave the whites with no choice but to react to what was going on. He believed that if the whites saw that blacks weren’t going to…show more content…
When the little girl is told she can’t go the park because of her color. The fact that little kids were experiencing this kind of hate was shocking. Once a child is taught something or experiences something like that it will stick with them for the rest of their lives and could take a very long time to get out of their heads. Also when the little boy was asking why white people treat people colored people so mean. That’s when I realized that segregation could’ve had an effect that would’ve lasted for many more years if it wasn’t for Dr. King. St. Augustine’s says “segregation distorts the soul and gives the segregator a false sense of superiority.” This is true because those little kids seeing that whites were allowed to do anything they wanted and colored kids couldn’t do the things they wanted. Showed them at an early age that they weren’t worth nothing and whites were the superior

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