I have rules that I live by. My first rule: I don’t believe anything the government tells me. – George Carlin
Knowledge can be turned into power, and axioms into rules of utility and duty. But knowledge itself is not power. Wisdom is power; And its prime minister is justice, the perfected law of truth. – Albert Pike
Sometimes your freedom is not taken away at gunpoint but instead it is done one piece of paper at a time, one seemingly meaningless rule at a time. one small silencing at a time.
One has not only a legal, but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.
There are no rules for friendship. It must be left to itself. We cannot force it any more than love.
When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty.