Do you advocate someone not obeying laws they disagree with?

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    For example, if some disagree with taxation, do you think they are correct if they don't pay them. Whatever law it may be, if you disagree with it, should you violate it or respect it because it is the law?

    Take the white folks who provided education to some slaves, against the law, should they not have done that because the law is the law, or is it the duty of someone to not follow laws they find immoral ?
     
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    Personally, I'm a Christian so I apply Romans 13:5 & 6:
    5 So you must obey the government for two reasons: to keep from being punished and to keep a clear conscience. 6 Pay your taxes, too, for these same reasons
     
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    The rule of law demands that all people are subject to the law, period. It is the most effective means we have to administer an orderly and fair society. However, the morality of an action is not based on the legality of the action. At least, it's not based on legality alone.
     
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    So you will obey any law?
     
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    Agreed, but currently not everyone is subject to the same laws. I never said the morality was based on the legality, I'm was wondering what one is to do when he finds a law (legality) to be immoral?
     
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    The concept is to break the law, suffer the punishment, and go right back out and do it again. Look at the civil rights movement in the South. They broke segregation laws, got arrested, paid the fine or did the jail time, and went back out right away to do it again.

    The idea is that people will see your defiance, and hopefully begin to question the law that you are violating.

    That being said this only works for laws that others in numbers would find to be "wrong"
     
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    It depends on the law.

    The laws against marijuana, for one example, are an abomination. There is no good reason for them. I have absolutely no problem with adults ignoring the marijuana laws.

    (Just don't get caught.)
     
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    Occuturds should be able to destroy personal property when they are ginned up by their communist masters, drugs, and pussified feelings....without the constraints of a repressive police prescence. lol
     
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    So its only okay if a majority of people would also agree the law is unjust?
     
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    You should never support or obey immoral or un-Constitution laws. By un-Constitutional, I don't mean by the 9 whore's definition, I mean by the author's definitions.
     
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