Legal Or Unjust Laws

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In Dr. Kings Essay, King believes that our country (the U.S) has laws that are either just or unjust. Dr. King believes that: “One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws” (King,208). King was a civil rights leader that had his protests embedded on a peaceful basis, therefore he had to show that he had respect for the law and at the same time he wouldn't be afraid to stand up to the man and protest when an immoral unjust law had just been passed. King references to World War II when Adolf Hitler rose to power and conquered most of Europe. At the time it would have been illegal to protest and rebel against Hitler. But now looking back at history, most
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