"Unjust laws exist." So wrote Henry
David Thoreau in his 1849 essay, "On the Duty of Civil Disobedience."
The naturalist and pacifist asked, "Shall we be content to obey them, or
shall we endeavor to amend them, and obey them until we have succeeded,
or shall we transgress them at once?" His answer was simple: "I say,
break the law."