Letter From Birmingham Jail By Creon Essay

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Leaders protect the community by having laws. Although some laws are just others are unjust because it goes against moral rights. Rule breakers are influential because they fight for what they believe in, while facing hardships. If there are no rule breakers or activist then there cannot be a healthy community. Rule breakers have to break the law to make communities healthy because the leaders can’t always see where they made mistakes. In Antigone, Creon is the king and wants to keep Thebes in control since it is a mess and has a law where one does not bury an enemy “Aren’t you ashamed to differ from them? So disloyal!” Antigone thought that was wrong because everyone deserves to rest in peace “Wasn’t Eteocles a brother too cut down. Facing…show more content…
The story “Letter from Birmingham Jail” took place in the 1950’s when segregation was allowed and not everyone was equal. Martin Luther King was asked “How can you advocate breaking some laws and obeying others?” he replies “One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just law… Conversely one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws”(pg. 927) this shows that there are two types of law which is man and moral. Although he “would be the first to advocate obeying just laws” … he “agrees with St. Augustine that “an unjust law is no law at all.”(pg.927) This demonstrates that a rule breaker only breaks the rules when needed especially to make the unjust, just. Also in “letter from Birmingham” he states the deference between just and unjust law which is “a just law is a man-made code that squares with moral law or the law of god” while that “a law that degrades a humans personality is an unjust law.”(pg. 927) Martin Luther King fought for civil rights and succeeded. Since the rights of citizens to political and social freedom and equality was later and to this day his action has a positive change in our community/society because we now have equal
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