Monday, January 21, 2013

Dr. King and St. Thomas Aquinas on Just and Unjust Laws

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 law and natural law. Any law that uplifts human personality is just. Any law that degrades human personality is unjust. -- Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from a Birmingham Jail


Brandon has several interesting posts on Dr.King:  here, here, here, and here.

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