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In Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” he gives many concrete well-thought out reasons behind how he ended up in the Birmingham city jail and why his actions were justified. A portion of the letter that I would like to play the role of the devil’s advocate for is the difference between just and unjust laws.The two main differences stated between just and unjust laws are that just law are in accordance with moral laws and and imposed evenly upon all majority and minority groups, while unjust laws are not. In theory, the statement that an unjust law is one that is in oppositionof moral laws seems equitable but who is to say one person’s morals are more correct than another person’s morals? Yes, most people have similar common beliefs concerning what is acceptable but who are we to push aside the minority that says they believe otherwise.
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