Posted on Thu 6th Jun
These questions were addressed by the great pioneers of civil disobedience. In our modern society, these questions are confronted by those who want to see the government hold Wall Street accountable for its role in the country’s economic problems. If you do not agree with laws that outlaw drugs, should you ignore the laws and manufacture, sell, or use the prohibited drugs? Should Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden, who are viewed as heroes by many young people, be excused from prosecution for the crimes for which they are charged? What does Liberalism have to say about civil disobedience? Where do the great civil dissenters such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Gandhi, and Henry David Thoreau, fit within the Liberal philosophy?