Why it is important:
Civil Disobedience is part of our checks n’ balances system. Just like jury duty: It is not a “freedom” it is a civil duty as an American citizen.
If we, the people of this great nation, don’t regularly practice positive & productive acts of civil disobedience, then how can we call one another Patriots?
We must start healthy change at home in the U.S.A. before we try to force/manipulate others into adapting our system(s) elsewhere on this globe.
When our system is better: Other countries will WANT to adapt their own version of it. But until we change/improve our own system (through acts of civil disobedience) how can we ask/require others to adapt it willingly?…happily?…with pride and personal investment/support?
My act of civil disobedience is in regards to personal freedoms. I believe it is better for society as a system when the individual has more personal freedoms that don’t harm others (or require slavery, isolation, indoctrination, brainwashing, etc.).
I believe I am free to smoke a doobie, control my own time & space and I am free to succeed or fail. I am free to not show up to work, I am free to self-sustain, I am free to grow my own food, I am free to be happy. I am free to be in and/or out of someone’s presence. I am free to help others. I am free to be. I am free to protect myself.
I also have other beliefs that I actively participate in random acts of civil disobedience in order to continue to support…
The Golden Rule.
I want to be free to treat others the way I could see myself okay with being treated.
Sometimes, being of the law and being an ethical, moral, just sentient being (human) doesn’t align/go together.
So, I compromise on law before I compromise on my ethical, moral, spiritual or personal beliefs.
Just because our system is flawed doesn’t mean I can’t do anything about it.
I have plenty I can do: