We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness -Declaration of Independence
My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth. – George Washington
Give me liberty or give me death. -Patrick Henry
An unjust law, is no law at all. -St. Aquinas, Martin Luther, & MLK Jr.
Any law that which violates the inalienable rights of man is essentially unjust and tyrannical; it is not a law at all. -Maximilien Robespierre
It’s the duty of everyone to defend and promote religious freedom. -Pope Francis
One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws. -MLK Jr.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves. – Abraham Lincoln
If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so. -Thomas Jefferson
An unjust law itself is a species of violence; arrest for its breach is more so. – Ghandi
Civil disobedience becomes a sacred duty when the state becomes lawless and corrupt. -Ghandi
When a law is unjust, it is only right to disobey. -Ghandi
Anyone in a free society where the laws are unjust has an obligation to break the law. -Henry David Thoreau
Unjust laws exist; shall we be content to obey them, or shall we endeavor to amend them, and obey them until we have succeeded, or shall we transgress them at once? Men generally, under such a government as this, think that they ought to wait until they have persuaded the majority to alter them. They think that, if they should resist, the remedy would be worse than the evil. But it is the fault of the government itself that the remedy is worse than the evil. It makes it worse. Why is it not more apt to anticipate and provide for reform? Why does it not cherish its wise minority? Why does it cry and resist before it is hurt? Why does it not encourage its citizens to be on the alert to point out its faults, and do better than it would have them? – Henry David Thoreau
Be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing. James 1:22-25