Welcome to Old South’s Free Speech Forum.
Since the meetings that led to the Boston Tea Party, the Old South Meeting
House has long provided a gathering place for the free exchange of ideas in
Boston. The Free Speech Forum aims to provide a virtual gathering place
where you can share your thoughtful responses to questions and debates, and
discover what others think. Please share your thoughts and become part of an
ongoing dialogue about free speech and dissent. Thank you for your
Discussion: Risking arrest for a cause
Martin Luther King wrote that
“In our own nation, the Boston Tea Party represented a
massive act of civil disobedience.”
In discussing his case for civil
disobedience in response to segregation of black people in the United
States, he said “I submit that an individual who
breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust and who willingly accepts
the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the
community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect
Is there any cause that you feel strongly enough about that you would break the law and risk arrest in order to further that cause?
Please tell us more about why.
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What Country are you from?
If you are from the States what State are you from?
Below are some other visitors’ thoughts about this question:
Q: What do you think of the idea of free speech in the Old South Meeting House?
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