Better to Betray My Country and Not My Friend Essay
Many examples throughout history have set precedents for this sort of behavior. …show more content…
There are, however, situations in which betraying one’s country is unjustified. When a person or group violently and disrespectfully breaks a law, such as the Weather Underground did in their protest of the lack of attention being given to the Vietnam War, their actions are unjustified. Now let us distinguish between an unjust action and an unjust cause. The Weathermen were in my opinion morally justified to go against the government and protest the war in Vietnam (obviously protest is very different than betrayal, but for the sake of an example …). This was their morally justified cause. By bombing buildings and bashing glass, they proceeded to act unjustly and were at fault. Nevertheless, the Weather Underground was right in placing their personal beliefs over their country.
The opposition might say that one’s duty us to his country and not his own selfish desires, and they may be partially right. If it was just a selfish desire such as wealth or fame,