What Does Unjust Law At All Mean

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Martin Luther King Jr. quotes St. Augustine’s statement “unjust law is no law at all” which means that there is a set of ideals that all people should try to follow and a set of rights that all people have, regardless of whether their governments give them those things. It explains that an unjust law is not legitimate and there is no moral reason that you should have to follow that law. It is a moral basis for the idea of civil disobedience that Dr. King followed. Some laws are so unjust that it is justifiable to disobey them and even to rebel against the government that has established them. This is how the United States of America came into being, how India gained its independence from Great Britain, and how African-Americans gained their
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