Debate - “Crito,” by Plato, and “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” by Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Questionable Laws & People In the article’s of “Crito,” by Plato, and “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” by Martin Luther King, Jr., two writers make a case over whether it is moral or not to disobey laws. The question to be answered in our final paper asks whether we agree with what the Laws say about if Socrates was to escape and why we feel that way. It also asks how we think Martin Luther King …

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…at Socrates’ imprisonment as an act to bring thought to this law. Whereas, Socrates sees it as just obeying as he should and being moral. After all, he had his chance to choose banishment, and said that he would rather die than be banished. I would like to conclude with a quote from Socrates, “It is never right to do a wrong or return a wrong or defend one’s self against injury by retaliation.”