only on things i support
“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”
― Stephen R. Covey
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.
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'.
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.
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, when defending your support for Donald Trump, and your response is,
"But but but... HILLARY!!!", then you lost the argument before you even began.
I am all for nonviolent refusal to comply with laws you feel are immoral on unjust. Just be willing to face the consequences.
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.
"We all of us know down here that politics is a tough game. And I don't think there's any point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually."-Daniel Patrick Moynihan, December 5, 1963