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Civil Disobedience

Posted on Thu 6th Jun

Liberal Left

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.[1] 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?[2] 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?

Liberal Left

The political left might consider itself more open-minded than the right. But research shows that liberals are just as prejudiced against conservatives as conservatives are against liberals. By MATTHEW HUTSON May 09, 2017. In March, students at Middlebury College disrupted a lecture by the conservative political scientist Charles Murray because they disagreed with some of his writings. Last month, the University of California, Berkeley, canceled a lecture by the conservative commentator Ann Coulter due to concerns for her safety—just two months after uninviting the conservative writer Milo Yiannopoulos due to violent protests. Media outlets on the right have played up the incidents as evidence of rising close-mindedness on the left.