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  •  You're misunderstanding it then, no offense (7+ / 0-)

    to you personally: it basically means you are opposing the law by following the law as you believe it ought to be. It does not always mean actively, which is what you're talking about -- that is active civil resistance. Sometimes it is as I point out here, passive civil resistance, which is refusing to participate in laws you don't believe in.

    I'm adding these terms active and passive although I'm not sure you'll find these distinctions through Google or whatnot.

    But no, categorically untrue that the point is for the Government to "know." That's usually referred to as "direct action."

    Civil disobedience, again, is just refusing to comply with a law you don't believe should be a law.

    Often it's driven by an internal moral stance more than an external statement. Of course sometimes you can be loud about it too.

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    by mahakali overdrive on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 10:08:50 AM PST

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    •  I didn't make up the block quote I put above (0+ / 0-)

      miriam webster did.

      So obviously I am not alone in my definition.

      and lying is not "refusing to comply with a law". Unless you think the law of not lying is an unjust law and you just lie to authorities about anything.

      We were not ahead of our time, we led the way to our time.

      by i understand on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 12:24:59 PM PST

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