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    Re: Should we (as members of society) encourage civil disobedience?

    Quote Originally Posted by Verthaine View Post
    The non-violent and non destructive acts of civil disobedience used by the followers of Ghandi and Dr. Martin Luther King used at their respective times I find totally acceptable.
    Do you think the protests, and civil disobedience used today will be seen in the same light as those of Ghandi and King? We have them popping up all over the world, and more mildly even here in the United States.
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    Re: Should we (as members of society) encourage civil disobedience?

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    Do you think the protests, and civil disobedience used today will be seen in the same light as those of Ghandi and King? We have them popping up all over the world, and more mildly even here in the United States.
    Only those in future generations can determine that.
    If they are using the same tactics and philosophies as Ghandi/MLK Jr. then I suppose so. Each situation and circumstance are different.
    It really all depends what people are protesting about and how they go about it,plus the tactics used by their opponent all are determing factors.

    This thread is a little to vague to give a more accurate answer.

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    Re: Should we (as members of society) encourage civil disobedience?

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    Just what the title says. Some argue that we as a society have better ways to express our concerns and frustrations, others may say part of our duty as Americans is to excercise civil disobedience. What do you think and why?
    Only possible answer: depends.

    What is the issue people want to be disobedient about and do I agree with them?

    Obama orders gun confiscation: I will refuse Army orders to report to my armory and I will arm and join the protest.
    ObamaCare finally runs out and, like Greece, people riot for their hand-outs: I will gleefully report to my armory and prepare for 'counter-riot operations'.

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    Re: Should we (as members of society) encourage civil disobedience?

    Civil Disobedience is a legitimate expression of displeasure with the Government SO LONG AS the individuals engaging in it are there of their own volition, are adults, and are willing to incur whatever consequences come from their actions.

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    Re: Should we (as members of society) encourage civil disobedience?

    Civil disobedience is a perfect valid... and effective... form of protest. But only if it's done right... and that includes willingly accepting the consequences.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Should we (as members of society) encourage civil disobedience?

    I am all for nonviolent refusal to comply with laws you feel are immoral on unjust. Just be willing to face the consequences.

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    Re: Should we (as members of society) encourage civil disobedience?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Civil Disobedience is a legitimate expression of displeasure with the Government SO LONG AS the individuals engaging in it are there of their own volition, are adults, and are willing to incur whatever consequences come from their actions.

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    Re: Should we (as members of society) encourage civil disobedience?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sarcogito View Post
    What do you find so shocking about my viewpoint on this issue?

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    Re: Should we (as members of society) encourage civil disobedience?

    It needs a careful balance. We have to argue it on matters that seem to require it, over those where it is a convenience to engage in civil disobedience. Nor, should we encourage people to romanticize going to jail. The most troubling aspect about it is that it can become the de facto response to any person's displeasure with authority.
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    Re: Should we (as members of society) encourage civil disobedience?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    What do you find so shocking about my viewpoint on this issue?
    As an authoritarian it just surprised me that you would consider civil disobedience a legitimate form of dissent.

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