too long to take your precious time. In the midst of a mighty struggle to rid our nation of racial and economic injustice, I have heard many ministers say: "Those are social issues, with which the gospel has no real concern." And I have watched many churches commit themselves to a completely. Just as Socrates felt it was necessary to create a tension in the mind so that individuals could rise from the bondage of myths and half-truths to the unfettered realm of creative analysis and objective appraisal, we must see the need of having nonviolent gadflies. Welfare as Warfare: How violent non-state groups use social services to attack the state Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 31(4 pp360-363 Advertisements). An unjust law is a code that a numerical or power majority group compels a minority group to obey but does not make binding on itself. Segregation, to use the terminology of the Jewish philosopher Martin Buber, substitutes an "I it" relationship for an "I thou" relationship and ends up relegating persons to the status of things. You express a great deal of anxiety over our willingness to break laws. He goes on to explore the expatiation of the legal system for the unjust ends of those in power: There are two types of laws: There are just and unjust laws. Hence segregation is not only politically, economically and sociologically unsound, it is morally wrong and sinful. Isn't this like condemning a robbed man because his possession of money precipitated the evil act of robbery?
But such an ordinance becomes unjust when it is used to maintain segregation and to deny citizens the First-Amendment privilege of peaceful assembly and protest. In a sentiment that calls to mind Bertrand Russells timeless wisdom on the constructive and destructive elements in human nature. Is it possible that those we deem extremists may in fact be offering creative critiques of structures of injustice and oppression that our societies could benefit from? My citing the creation of tension as part of the work of the nonviolent resister may sound rather shocking. There are numerous examples of such extremist groups who test the boundaries of established political and social order. We have some eighty five affiliated organizations across the South, and one of them is the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights. It can be used either destructively or constructively. Letter from Birmingham Jail in Holmes, Robert. The UK government, for example, last year published a policy document titled Creating the conditions for integration, the opening paragraphs of which argue that an integrated society benefits us all and may be better equipped to reject extremism and marginalize extremists. Augustine that an unjust law is no law at all. King debunks the clergymens arguments one by one, beginning with their assertion that the injustice in Birmingham is not his outsider business: Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We have waited for more than 340 years for our constitutional and God given rights.
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