Martin Luther King, Jr. Expressing the Natural Law

“I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.” – letter from Birmingham jail, April 16, 1963

More good quotations here.

One thought on “Martin Luther King, Jr. Expressing the Natural Law

  1. Unfortunately, too many break laws they say are unjust, expect (just for that – their personal opinion about those laws) not to be penalized and argue that them breaking the law and benefiting from it is supposed to “arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice”.

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