Argument: Given a choice, anarchy is preferrable to despotism
- Resolved: In a democracy, civil disobedience is an appropriate weapon in the fight for justice - pro argument.
Martin Luther King Jr. says in his letter from Birmingham Jail that "The answer lies in the fact that there are two types of laws: just and unjust. I would be the first to advocate obeying just laws. One has not only a legal, but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws....A just law is a code that squares away with the moral law or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law. To put it in the words of St. Aquinas. An unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in eternal and natural law. Any law that uplifts human personality is just. Any law that degrades human personality is unjust." to add on to what the person said up there, He also agreed that segregation was unjust because "...segregation distorts the soul and damages the personality...[it] ends up relating persons to the status of things."