As a social worker at Bread for the City and Zacchaeus Free Clinic,
I have had many experiences with those who are suffering.
The democratic tradition at its best has always had those who
act on conscience in such ways that knowingly defy the immediacy
of legal regulation.
In many ways I feel like a hypocrite in regards to my actions
at the Capitol.
The rule of law in a free society is an expression of the social
contract between the governed and government and between the people
and each other.
THE OLD TESTAMENT prophets claimed, and the New Testament witnesses affirmed, that a society will be judged (by God) most fundamentally by the way it has treated the poorest and most marginalized in its midst.
Guilty of conspiracy. Guilty of damaging government property. Guilty of trespass.
A friend, actually the first of many, once asked me a question: "Why do we choose civil disobedience over the more acceptable forms of protest?" The question seemed incorrect.
Civil disobedience: a forum
The Bible and civil disobedience.