Freedom Through Disobedience

Author: C.R. Das
Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 19,360 / 62 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 42.2
LoC Category: PL
Downloads: 750
Added to site: 2011.08.09
mnybks.net#: 30573
Genre: Politics
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is then is the history of the freedom movement in England. The conclusion is irresistible that it is not by acquiescence in the doctrine of Law and Order that the English people have obtained the recognition of their fundamental rights. It follows from the survey that I have made firstly that no regulation is law unless it is based on the consent of the people; secondly where such consent is wanting the people are under no obligation to obey; thirdly, where such laws are not only not based on the consent of the people but profess to attack their fundamental rights the subjects are entitled to compel their withdrawal by force or insurrections; fourthly, that Law and Order is and has always been a plea for absolutism and lastly there can be neither law nor order before the real reign of Law begins.

I have dealt with the question at some length as the question is a vital one and there are many Moderates who still think that it is the duty of every loyal subject to assist the Government in the maintenance

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