Sure its alright. But the radical left has run it into the ground. Everyone is sick of it. Now whenever anyone feels "offended", he thinks its his right to clog up the streets and block traffic and make noise. During the Republican Conventions during the last Presidential Election, the riots were so out of control the police had to use rubber bullets and riot gear to put them down. In one case they even hijacked a bus with political delegates on board (At least they didn't slam it into a building like some other individuals we know ;))... and they did all of this while chanting maxims of "peace and tolerance".
It's alright to a point. But there's a line to be drawn for the amount of disruption it is reasonable to cause to make a point. Anyone who does break the law must be willing to accept the consequences.
Wanna go Double Dutch?
9th December 2003
Civil disobedience certainly is a tool but other channels should be tried first or atleast aswell (such as creating a political party or voting on one that tries to bring it onto the table after the next elections). It's also important that it also doesn't harm anybody in any shape or form. If you affect other people in a negative way one should really thing twice about using civil disobedience.
In the end each person must decide himself to abide the law or not to. if they don't that is their choice but the consequences are also theirs.
In many instances it would be good. But not very effective.