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    King states that the word “wait” is wrong because the word “has almost always meant “Never”.” Thus the “wait” is wrong because, action had be taken. (¶13) 14. King suggests that the people break unjust laws with civil disobedience and gives several examples like the Boston Tea Party or, “Christians, who were willing to face hungry loins and the excruciating pain of chopping blocks rather than summit to certain unjust laws of the Roman Empire.” (¶20) 15. King suggests that the people break unjust laws with civil disobedience and gives several examples like the Boston Tea Party or, “Christians, who were willing to face hungry loins and the excruciating pain of chopping blocks rather than summit to certain unjust laws of the Roman Empire.” (¶20) 16. King compared the terms “legal” and “illegal” using the world wars, reminding us “that everything Adolf Hitler did in Germany…

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    In addition, they also examine the struggle various people make and energy they devote in fighting for social justice. In the “Letter from Birmingham Jail”, by stating the remark “Injustice anywhere is threat to justice everywhere” (264), Martin Luther King explained the reason why African Americans should take direct action immediately rather than wait for the justice “to come.” As he suggests in the essay: “Nonviolent direct action seeks to create such a crisis and establish such creative…

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    time in jail. King distinguished between a just law and an unjust law. Martin Luther King explained that "an unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law." Just laws are morally correct and King advocates following these laws. King explains that unjust laws should be confronted, whether by a legal protest or by civil disobedience as long as it is nonviolent. The first of King’s four steps of a nonviolent campaign is negotiation. Before taking any sort of nonviolent direct…

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    have the honor of serving as president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, an organization operating in every southern state” (Dr. King 7). In the quote, Dr. King states his position in a large organization that is in every southern state which founded his credibility. His position would’ve opened the clergymen and churchgoers up to listen to his words. After the quote strongly founded Dr. King’s credibility he went on to strengthen it. “Just as Socrates felt that it was necessary…

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    Matt Presto further said Direct action consists of “refusing to pay taxes, sabotage, striking and boycotting (Holmes and Presto 2012). Hammond say Direct action for Occupy Movement was Militant street protests” and pride in confronting and being arrested by the police. Hammond say the aforementioned tactics of the Occupy Movement constitute a reconstruction anarchism amongst occupiers (p.306) In conclusion Hammond says the basis of archaism stems from American experiencing unemployment, low…

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    nonviolent direct action is the answer. When one is being pushed aside and told to wait, non-violent direct action becomes the answer. Non-violent direction action is completely acceptable because it lets the voice of the mistreated be heard, forces the issue to be addressed and is completely nonviolent. In using non-violent direct action, it calls for the voices of the minority to be heard. In 1912, Alice Paul set for the protest for the right to vote for women. The women picketed outside the…

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    Furthermore, in order to balance out this contradictory system of morality, power needs to be placed in the hands of people with outcome-based thinking. People in high positions of power do not enact change that is necessary for a growing society. They defend the status quo and tend to focus on the principles that support the current system in operation. The low-power, outcome-based thinkers recognize negative attributes and have a desire to change them (Lammers 280). King exhibits…

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    Mohandas Gandhi was a devoted man to nonviolent direct action protests in South Africa and India. He made a large difference by bringing awareness to an issue so that the public understood the degree of the issue. Today, there are undocumented immigrants being deported daily. If Gandhi were a Mexican-American lawyer who disagreed with the deportation, he would most likely use nonviolent direct action to fight for these immigrants. If he were to come up with a strong plan, he would gather…

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    “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” written by Martin Luther King Jr. is in response to the clergymen who branded the protests against King’s confinement as “unwise and untimely.” While King does indicate that he does not usually reply to criticism, he does defend his nonviolent resistance approach toward racism. King reveals the four basic steps of nonviolent direct action which are: collection of facts, negotiation, self-purification, and direct action. He goes into incredibly emotional detail…

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    King believed that nonviolent direct action was the best, purest means to achieve justice. This takes place when a group peacefully draws public attention to a social issue. At the core of Dr. King’s fight for civil rights was love for his enemy, so he patiently suffered abuse at the hands of his oppressors without lashing back with any form of violent action. He proved that nonviolent, direct action is the most favorable course to social and political change. While this is most easily applied…

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