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We are seeing more and more discussion of civil disobedience. It is important we understand it. This article will take some thinking but there are nuggets if you will take the time and use your thinking cap.

When I think of civil disobencvience I think of left and am not insprired. But there is a different flavor when conservatives do it.

Doing a little research from another post http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2989384/posts?page=96 let me to this article and I think it deserves its own thread.

1 posted on 02/17/2013 12:33:32 PM PST by PeterPrinciple
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To: PeterPrinciple

Liberals believe only they are allowed to “disobey civilly”. They would be appalled if conservatives tried what they do and wonder “what this world is coming to”, not to mention how horrified the “media” would be at the “loss” of civil discourse!!


2 posted on 02/17/2013 12:47:14 PM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: PeterPrinciple
Conservative ideology is identified by support for the status quo and, since the state upholds the status quo, respect for the laws of the state.

Too much civil disobedience could lead to anarchy. The Founding Fathers were trying to find the golden mean on the continuum between anarchy and tyranny.

3 posted on 02/17/2013 12:48:21 PM PST by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: PeterPrinciple

How does it fit into conservative theology?

It’s called we don’t play by double standards. It’s called giving the other guy a tasted of his own medicine. THAT fits into conservative theology because it’s a direct application of THE GOLDEN RULE. You don’t like other people doing to you what you do to them, then don’t first do it yourself.


4 posted on 02/17/2013 1:01:06 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: PeterPrinciple
I don't think the writer understands conservative thinking at all. I consider myself a conservative, and I'm certainly not interested in conserving the status quo. I'm interested in restoring freedom. Most conservatives I know are dedicated to certain principles, and wish to uphold these even when the status quo defies or denies them.
6 posted on 02/17/2013 1:43:12 PM PST by JoeFromSidney ( New book: RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY. Buy from Amazon.)
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