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

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

    Too many factors to take into account. A simple 'Yes' or 'No' answer will not suffice.
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    Re: Should we (as members of society) encourage civil disobedience?

    feel free to explain your view on it.
    I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I'm a human being, first and foremost, and as such I'm for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.


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

    Civil disobedience is hor our country is formed. It should be a last resort. There's the rub, though. At what point does one determine "it's time"? When do we say, enough is enough? And will we be unified in doing so? Or is our greater good , so to speak, to be served by criminals, instead of a civilly disobedient populace?
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    Re: Should we (as members of society) encourage civil disobedience?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    Too many factors to take into account. A simple 'Yes' or 'No' answer will not suffice.
    I agree with this.Civil disobedience is far to complicated an act to simply answer yes or no without knowing the situations or the parameters

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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?
    The necessity of civil disobedience is always subjective. If a person has tried to handle an issue through the proper channels, but come across a brick wall of injustice, then civil disobedience is definitely a viable route.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Verthaine View Post
    I agree with this.Civil disobedience is far to complicated an act to simply answer yes or no without knowing the situations or the parameters
    define when you think it is ok or not.
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    Re: Should we (as members of society) encourage civil disobedience?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    The necessity of civil disobedience is always subjective. If a person has tried to handle an issue through the proper channels, but come across a brick wall of injustice, then civil disobedience is definitely a viable route.
    Do you have an example? When would it be acceptable and when is it unacceptable?
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    Re: Should we (as members of society) encourage civil disobedience?

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    Do you have an example? When would it be acceptable and when is it unacceptable?
    Well, I covered that in the first post. I stated the necessity is always subjective. Meaning nobody can tell someone when they can or can not use civil disobedience. 99% of the time that civil obedience is used, society or the government is against those people. So it's almost a requirement that some think it's unacceptable.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    define when you think it is ok or not.
    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.

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