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Celebrate Martin Luther King Day by Disobeying an Unjust Law

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is coming up on Monday, January 17th and it's about time someone celebrated it RIGHT. No more of this Orwellian "day of service" nonsense. Martin Luther King is about freedom and conscience. 'Service' is a code word for servitude, or slavery. How daring of the government to turn an African-American crusader for freedom into an icon for slavery! It's up to us to reclaim the true legacy of Martin Luther King and show it to the world in its proud, spin-free glory.

I've set up a website called I Disobeyed an Unjust Law where people can learn about civil disobedience. There's a twitter campaign, comments and I'll interview dozens of good people who disobey bad laws live on Civil Disobedience TV. You can watch it right from the website.

If you're not sure how to participate, here's a list:

  1. Read MLK's Letter from Birmingham Jail.
  2. Disobey an unjust law and tell us discreetly.
  3. Tweet with #IDisobeyedAnUnjustLaw.
  4. Video or text blog or podcast about unjust laws.
  5. Comment, post on Facebook, Stumble, etc.
  6. Write a letter to the editor or call a radio show.
  7. Treat others as you would like to be treated.
  8. Read Thoreau's Civil Disobedience.
  9. Watch Civil Disobedience TV as we interview those who disobey unjust laws.
  10. Tell your friends about this cause.

Find out more at I Disobeyed an Unjust Law dot com.



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After girl scouts and martial arts for my daughters I will skateboard in a no skateboarding zone :). Just like last night.

Excess of Jurisdiction

We have a free will to disobey unlawful acts, however, one can not expect or hope to accomplish much from jail, prison or worse case senarios.

An educated and informed citizenry must unite to defend and restore our Constitution. There was hope that our U.S. Lawmakers would do that on our behalf. Although that hope and trust in our leadership is proving to be painfully futile.

While profit motivated media and leaders are distracted into milking horrific disasters to nourish their souls, do not get sucked into their dens of iniquity.

The following few links are for information purposes only. Do your own homework. This Era of Evil may be the evening before our final examination.

LAW: Excess of Jurisdiction:
http://www.libertyforlife.com/law/law_excess_of_jurisdiction...

FEMA Executive Orders:
http://www.theforbiddenknowledge.com/hardtruth/fema_executiv...

Defenders Of The Constitution Now Considered To Be Terrorists - (document not yet authenticated):
http://www.theforbiddenknowledge.com/hardtruth/constitutiona...

Standup and walk in freedom now, or kneel down and surrender your freedom forever.

Pray for guidance, one another and our nation.

Thanks George...

Another great idea, and a excellent way for freedom lovers to "celebrate" this state sponsored holiday spreading the message of Liberty.

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George, your post and website

made me very happy. This is great out-of-the-box thinking, I commented at your site and will post it elsewhere.

Good job! Only be prepared for a backlash from authoritarians if the site gets a lot of traction.

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I break unjust laws everyday... do I have to get arrested breaking an unjust law to be a part of this?

This is going to be my new holiday too!

But instead of just another excuse for consumerism... I'm going to spread knowledge! And give people something they can really use... brain power!

Do it openly and accept the penalty...

First of all, I have honestly NEVER before read anything of MLKs. Thank you for this thread. The "Letter from Birmingham Jail" was VERY r3VOLutionary! I'm curious how few Americans have actually read MLK's writings.

excert from his Letter from Birmingham Jail:

I hope you can see the distinction I am trying to point
out. In no sense do I advocate evading or defying the
law as the rabid segregationist would do. This would
lead to anarchy. One who breaks an unjust law must
do it openly, lovingly (not hatefully as the white
mothers did in New Orleans when they were seen on
television screaming "nigger, nigger, nigger") and
with a willingness to accept the penalty. I submit that
an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells
him is unjust, and willingly accepts the penalty by
staying in jail to arouse the conscience of the
community over its injustice, is in reality expressing
the very highest respect for law.

"You call yourself a patriot, and loyal subject to the Crown?"
"I do not call myself subject to much at all." ~ Last of the Mohicans

One of my favorite MLK

One of my favorite MLK quotes:
"Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time: the need for man to overcome oppression and
violence without resorting to oppression and violence. Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love."

Love

Yes, Crickett...it seems to be a reoccurring theme in his speeches. Love and nonviolence. MLK truly was an honorable man. We've seen highlights of his speeches over the years. I wonder how much exposure the mainstream media gave him at the time. With such a pure message in relation to Dr. Paul, I wonder if he too was marginalized. Was mainstream media as corporate and state sponsored propaganda then as it is today?

"You call yourself a patriot, and loyal subject to the Crown?"
"I do not call myself subject to much at all." ~ Last of the Mohicans

ha...

well they just shot him... which I guess I prefer being ignored to "dealt" with. You couldn't marginalize MLK he was too powerful of an orator. Truly a remarkable man and an indispensable leader in the march toward human liberation. However, he did advocate redistributive programs in his latter years... nonetheless, he is still awesome.

something to think about--

anyone who has a family knows what 'service' is all about. Some might call it slavery; I call it caring for people who depend upon *you*.

But I'll be thinking about this--

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

'Service' is a code word for servitude, or slavery.

Careful. I understand that framing a holiday's observance within the scope of service can de-emphasize civil disobedience as an important part of the civil rights movement, or of the holiday. But to call service a code word for servitude – that just isn't true. It hurts your credibility. You would make a more compelling argument if you passed your work through a peer reviewer who weren't so motivated that he or she overlook big distractions like this.
Have you considered writing in an understated tone? I find it much more powerful, and more to Dr King's style.

here is something...

Pentagon official: Martin Luther King would support Iraq, Afghan wars --
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/01/pentagon-official-martin-...

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
http://www.dailypaul.com/203008/south-carolina-battle-of-cow...
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

good to see this on the front page

MLK and Gandhi these two their words I always try to live by in my daily life as an activist for as I call it Love Liberty Peace.
Here are some of the words of wisdom from Gandhi:
http://www.libertypoet.com/freedomwatch/wordsofgandhi/

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
http://www.dailypaul.com/203008/south-carolina-battle-of-cow...
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

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Thoreau Civil Disobedience

Anybody know a better text on civil Disobedience? I read Thoreau's recently and was thoroughly unimpressed. He's sort of a baby, and all he does is not pay one tax, spends one night in the clink, brags incessantly about it, and then has his Aunt pay the tax for him.

Watching the biographical Ghandi drama and watching the Indians march to make salt and get hit by soldiers was much more inspiring and informative.

Anyways, a great idea for a site and I certainly wish its creator great success!

Currently consuming: Morehouse's "Better off free", FDR; Wii U; NEP Football

agree--

I was less than impressed with Thoreau. He makes good points, but he doesn't have a very challenging life, really.

I mean, DID not have a very challenging life, since he's long gone--

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

I work on that day.

It's not a holiday for me.

interesting:

I have been doing this all of my life.
I think if everyone did, the system couldn't handle the pressure.

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I love my country
I am appalled by my government

That's how Gandhi won!

That's how Gandhi won!

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown