Martin Luther King, Jr. is an icon of the Left. He led a successful civil disobedience campaign. He made this often repeated statement:
“One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.”
Here’s another one:
“An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.”
What happens when a law is imposed on the people in direct violation of their constitutional rights? Are the people obligated to obey it? Is there any unrighteous in the civil disobedience?
“Connecticut gun owners are calling the state’s anti-gun bluff. The state recently passed a slew of anti-gun legislation, including a gun registration program for so called ‘assault rifles’ that has been received with less enthusiasm than Obamacare. In fact, many gun owners in Connecticut have elected to ignore the patently unconstitutional law in the same way that Millennials have ignored the IRS requirement for health insurance. And now, as the state issues threatening letters and increased confiscation rhetoric, citizens are telling the state: Come and take them.’”
ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ. That’s Greek for “Come and take them.”
Are gun owners in Connecticut within their rights to refuse to register what the Constitution specifically gives them a right to possess?