Moral Responsibility

The photo above shows animal activists in Queensland, Australia, wearing black shirts that read:

One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.

This is an extract from Martin Luther King’s, Letter from Birmingham Jail.



The passage below comes from Ayn Rand’s book The Romantic Manifesto, which describes her philosophy of art, in particular literature.

It strongly applies to me.



View from the Burj Khalifa, Nick Fewings

Article by Richard M Ebeling, from

One of the great controversies in modern society concerns the necessary and required functions of government. There are few who disagree that if government is to exist then it certainly has the duty and responsibility to secure and protect essential rights of every individual, including the right to life, liberty, and honestly acquired property. But there are a wide variety of tasks that the private sector could better provide that many think must be supplied by the government.