"Just and Unjust Laws". Anti Essays. 16 Dec. 2015
这是GRE作文的题目...just law and unjust law
In sum, nevertheless it is accountability of every denizen to obey just laws, but at the same time one should stand against the unjust laws, which will be going to prove fatal to the society as whole. For bringing peace and prosperity in the nation it is a prerequisite to obey just laws and disobey unjust laws.
Just and Unjust Laws: According to Dr
The issue states that every individual in a society has a responsibility to obey just laws and even more important is to disobey and resist unjust laws. I am in fully accordance with this statement. But before taking any decision one should be able to distinguish between just and unjust laws.
Although some people try to classify laws in to different types i.e. just and unjust laws I strongly feel that such a differentiation should not exist. If such a liberty is given to differentiate laws then the stability of the society would be lost because, each person would try to define and modify the existing laws the way one wants.In our country there are two types of laws. We have just laws and unjust laws. In Martin Luther King’s opinion, we as members of the United States should obey just laws without hesitance. He claimed that, “one has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws.” He also claimed, “one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.” Unjust laws in his mind were no laws at all. They were laws placed here that needed to be broken.Let us consider a more concrete example of just and unjust laws. An unjust law is a code that a numerical or power majority group compels a minority group to obey but does not make binding on itself. This is difference made legal. By the same token, a just law is a code that a majority compels a minority to follow and that it is willing to follow itself. This is sameness made legal. Let me give another explanation. A law is unjust if it is inflicted on a minority that, as a result of being denied the right to vote, had no part in enacting or devising the law. Who can say that the legislature of Alabama which set up that state's segregation laws was democratically elected? Throughout Alabama all sorts of devious methods are used to prevent Negroes from becoming registered voters, and there are some counties in which, even though Negroes constitute a majority of the population, not a single Negro is registered. Can any law enacted under such circumstances be considered democratically structured?Jon Eric HoffmanFoundations of Liberal ArtsDr. Kim JenkinsDecember 13, 2004Just and Unjust Laws The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines unjust as "characterized by injustice: Unfair." At the same time it defines a law as "a binding custom or practice of a community." With both definitions in mind an unjust law can be described as "a binding custom or practice of a community characterized by injustice and unfairness." Today one can see unjust laws across the globe, many of which are overlooked by much of the world. At the same time, just laws are often enforced in an unjust manner. The fact that much of the world is corrupt is an obvious fact, however, the appropriate course of action to bring about change, is not always so easy to see. The proper guidelines for bringing about justice are different to different people. Nevertheless, if one observes the actions of Jr. and compares them to the actions of other groups or individuals who have attempted to bring about social change, a simple conclusion can be reached.