I was very heartened recently by the US Catholic Bishops, on fire with their right concern for religious liberty… first they came for the Catholics and the like, joined with our protestant brethren and other religious groups who indeed see the persecutions ahead, if we do not address our responsibility as citizens and as children of God under the guise of law, but in reality an unjust law.
Here is an excerpt from the article found in the link below.
“It is a sobering thing to contemplate our government enacting an unjust law. An unjust law cannot be obeyed. In the face of an unjust law, an accommodation is not to be sought, especially by resorting to equivocal words and deceptive practices. If we face today the prospect of unjust laws, then Catholics in America, in solidarity with our fellow citizens, must have the courage not to obey them. No American desires this. No Catholic welcomes it. But if it should fall upon us, we must discharge it as a duty of citizenship and an obligation of faith.
It is essential to understand the distinction between conscientious objection and an unjust law. Conscientious objection permits some relief to those who object to a just law for reasons of conscience — conscription being the most well-known example. An unjust law is “no law at all.” It cannot be obeyed, and therefore one does not seek relief from it, but rather its repeal.”
The Bishops are describing how an unjust law is not to be obeyed, it is a “non-law”. We should carefully reflect upon this, to say how many unjust laws do we have? All the laws that have removed our God Given Liberties should be considered unjust. All the laws that strike at the core of our constitution and nullify it should be considered unjust. The bishops are reacting to their responsible realm of religious liberty; but there is a whole lot more that is at stake here, and a whole lot more that could fall under that category. It is indeed our responsibility NOT to obey such laws. This is what we need to be hearing around the world, in regards to injustice.
This applies to all our service men and women. A just order – look at the orders that the Oath Keepers will not obey; this is exactly the same concept.
It’s beautiful to behold, and I believe this will in some ways awaken the citizenry more. We can only hope.