Sunday, October 23, 2011

"When unjust laws are popular … only disobedience can change them"

Judge Andrew Napolitano interviewed by The Daily Caller

Explain why it is an individual’s right to disobey unjust laws. Should they be prepared to face the consequences?

When unjust laws are popular, like Jim Crow laws were in the South in the 1950s, only disobedience can change them. With disobedience can come horrific consequences, like the victims of Bull Connor or the murder of Martin Luther King Jr., or liberation, like later generations of blacks enjoyed because of their forebears’ disobedience.

What have been the most egregious infringements on freedom in recent years?

The destruction of Fourth Amendment rights via the national security state and the so-called war on drugs.

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