King on conscience (quote of the day)

Tom Boland (wgcp@earthlink.net)
Wed, 10 Dec 1997 17:52:30 -0800 (PST)


  "Cowardice asks the question: is it safe?
   Expediency asks the question: is it politic?
   Vanity asks the question: is it popular?
   But conscience asks the question: is it right?
   And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither
   safe, nor politic, nor popular---but one must take it because it is
   right. One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws---an unjust
   law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law."
  --Dr. Martin Luther King