Civil disobedience is a time-honored tradition for resisting tyranny. For those who practice it, it’s often a matter of conscience. The Academy of Ideas has a marvelous video explaining how civil disobedience safeguards freedom and prevents tyranny.
There are a lot of important issues in need of solutions these days. That’s why we’ll all rest easier knowing that Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York has solved the biggest problem of all by banning the sale of sale of Confederate flags in NY. Who knew that all we had to do was eliminate free speech to heal our society?
The desire to avoid risk at any cost is costing us dearly. Name almost any freedom that has been lost and nearly always the justification will be “something, something…for your safety.” Matthew Crawford has an excellent essay on the danger of safetyism and how it’s being used to choke the human spirit.