On Saturday, October twenty fourth, lecturers from Central Florida gathered within the 1902 Historic County Courthouse in Bartow for a TAH.org Seminar on Civil Disobedience led by Dr. David Alvis. An attention-grabbing matter which explored America’s founding and it’s roots in civil disobedience. What does civil disobedience imply? How far can an individual or group act upon their convictions earlier than it deemed not civil?
This seminar’s three periods started with John Locke’s “Two Treatises” and the “Declaration of Independence”. Was the American Revolution “revolutionary” or merely a “warfare for independence” when in comparison with the French or Russian Revolutions? The second session thought-about Henry David Thoreau’s thought of conscientious disobedience, that an individual is morally obligated to behave upon any repugnant injustice or legislation, whatever the final result. Nonetheless, with that concept got here occasions like John Brown appearing on his personal ethical authority to homicide within the identify of justice. Juxtapose Thoreau’s writings with Abraham Lincoln’s “Lyceum Handle” and he warns of the risks with “mobocracy” and the necessity for rule of legislation always. Our third session in contrast Dr. King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” writings to Malcolm X “The Poll of the Bullet”. Total, this was a really thought scary day.
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