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Civil disobedience and revolution
Jon Henke of QandO Blog asks: “Is there a clear, bright line between when civil obedience/disobedience is proper and when Revolution/violence directed against the State is proper?” I confess to being something of an absolutist on this subje...
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You Say You Want a Revolution?
Jon Henke at QandO has fleshed out an email conversation into an open question for the blogosphere: is there a clear, bright line between when civil obedience/disobedience is proper and when Revolution/violence directed against the State is proper? It is...
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The Right and Duty to Revolt
Dave Shuler commented at QandO, and later posted an expansion of his point on The Glittering Eye, as follows: In a liberal democracy like ours civil disobedience and revolution are almost never moral or justified. In a country like ours civil disobedience is only justified when the electoral system has itself been subverted. This was the case with respect to African Americans particularly in the South prior to the passage of the Civil Rights Act and, particularly, the Voting Rights Act. Their civil disobedience during that period was justified. Revolution is never justified as long as the country remains a...