Ethics Final 2

Ethics Final 2 - Jerry Imel Phil 202 12/07/2010 Civil...

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Jerry Imel Phil 202 12/07/2010 Civil Disobedience Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) feels that a just law is a man-made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God and an unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in eternal law and natural law. It is because of this belief that he is able to distinguish between a just and an unjust law. Positive peace would be a non-violent protest and negative peace would be where one might take negative, yet extreme measures to bring about peace. The Four basic steps set forth by Martin Luther King, Jr. are: Step One - Collection of the facts to determine whether injustices exist. Step Two is negotiation. Step Three is self purification. The final step, Step Four, is direct action. MLK feels that if you are going to break an unjust law, you should do so openly, lovingly, and with a willingness to accept the penalty. MLK felt that he was not defiant in the law, because of his willingness to accept the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience
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