A World of Grey

I want to thank Dr. King for the following quotation -- and blogger-journalist Josh Wolf for bringing it to my attention. It makes a good point to the "law-and-order" crowd.

“An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.”
--Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

I think it goes also for those who break an unjust law in furtherance of their basic human rights.

Wolf currently sits in a Bay area jail for refusing to turn over to authorities video footage he took at a political protest.


Anonymous Mickey J. Ellis said...

Thank you for mentioning jailed blogger Josh Wolf. I fear he represents the Chinese direction this country is moving toward regarding the free press and freedom of expression.

The longer Wolf sits in prison, the longer you and I and every other American are at risk to be jailed for speaking a truth the Federal Government does not want to be heard.

1:37 PM, August 03, 2006  

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