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Please explain what this following quote means: "Unjust law is no law at all" Thanks for the help!

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Law reflects morality. Moral decisions are personal; legal decisions are social -- everyone agrees that murder, for example, is immoral and illegal.  However, many topics find their way into grey areas, what some individuals would deem inappropriate morals, others would deem acceptable. Enacting laws that enforce one morality over another is laying the foundation for social strife.  One group's morals cannot predominate over another. In as much as a proponent's morals are enacted into law, so opponents would view that law as immoral and unjust, and would disregard it.

Thoreau, in his Civil Disobedience, makes the case, for example, that taxes, although legal, are immoral.  In his time, his tax money went to fund an army to conquer land from Mexico. He stopped paying his taxes in protest. "I become a majority of one," he wrote.

Each individual must determine his or her own morality, and from that, determine what law is acceptable.  A culture therefore is the most vibrant when laws are...

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