Remembering the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

I am where I am today, partly due to the Rev. Dr. King.  As a freshman in college, I read his "Letter from Birmingham Jail" and it was an epiphany.  I remember that today.

How does one determine when a law is just or unjust? A just law is a man-made code that squares with the moral law, or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law. To
put it in the terms of St. Thomas Aquinas, an unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in eternal and natural law. Any law that uplifts human personality is just. Any law that degrades human personality is unjust.

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