Protesting a Bad Law

It is not a valid defence when you are caught breaking a law that you think the law should be changed. The time to change the law is before you have broken it. If you believe that extraordinary circumstances require you to break a law, you must be willing to prove your sincerity by accepting the penalty, as Gandhi and the civil rights marchers did. This applies even to Dick Cheney breaking the anti-torture laws.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)