What Are The Arguments In Letter From Birmingham Jail

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Letter from Birmingham Jail Martin Luther King wrote Letter from Birmingham Jail on April 16, 1963 while being confined in Birmingham City Jail. The letter was addressed to Kings Fellow Clergymen who had written an open letter. Letter from Birmingham criticizes King and Southern Leadership conference while protesting in Birmingham. Dr. King told the clergymen he was upset and wanted to address the concerns and criticisms they had. In justifying his presence in Birmingham, King presented three arguments for being there. He argues for legal, political and historical grounds. His arguments for being in Birmingham were: He was as he was invited, He had organizational ties there and there in Birmingham, there was Injustice was there. King who is a minister of religion presents an argument through analogy by comparing himself and the troubled Birmingham to what the Apostle Paul went through. King believes he too was called to Birmingham as …show more content…

Kings states that once one lives in the United States that a person is not an outsider with bounds. In defending his right, Kings states that the SLC, which is based in Atlanta, has branches throughout the south and Birmingham was one of places with its affiliation of which he was invited. In Kings Argument he argues that he came due to the injustice which was there in Birmingham and wherever there was injustice there was treat to justice all over. King in his letter from Birmingham distinction between just and unjust laws as: a just law is a man made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law. He further breaks the meaning in ways in which describe by St. Thomas Aquinas as: an unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in eternal law and natural law. Any law that uplifts human personality is just. Any law that degrades human personality is

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