Tuesday, January 19, 2010

We do not serve the law

Earlier today I posted briefly about Dr. King. A bit later while surfing I stopped by to see what my favorite friar had posted this morning and came across this excellent and timely post. Just a taste....

Few of us get out of bed in the morning thinking of ways to commit criminal acts. It's safe to say that most of us never give it much thought at all. We are law-abiding citizens here in Italy and in our own countries. We do not seek out opportunities to cause trouble nor do we do out of our way to look for unjust laws. So long as we are left alone to study, pray, enjoy our basic freedoms, and flourish as children of God, we are happy to go along with whatever parliament or Congress orders. As governments grow bolder and bolder in their attempts to infringe on basic human rights through legislation that violates the natural law, our peace with the legal status quo grows more and more uneasy. It may not be inevitable that we find ourselves in jail for civil disobedience but it seems that the chances grow with every time parliament meets. How do we respond?

Make it a point to pop over and read the thing. Warning, reading this post will require brain cells. Please intake appropriate morning caffeine before clicking. That is all. Domine, da mihi hanc aquam!: We do not serve the law

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