Saturday 16 December 2017

Doctrine error

• Richard Boyd Barrett is quoted: "It is entirely justified to disobey an unjust law. That is what Gandhi did, and what Martin Luther King did."

He then goes on to state that the refusal by politicians and members of the public to pay property and water taxes falls under the King/Gandhi doctrine of civil disobedience.

Mr Boyd Barrett is in error in applying the King/Gandhi doctrine to a property tax issue. According to the doctrine, it is only justified to break the law by acts of civil disobedience when the following criteria have been met or will be met:

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