Thomas Paine once said, “The duty of a true patriot is to protect his country from his government.” But as columnist Dave Helling notes, the Revolutionary War firebrand also said, “It is better to obey a bad law, making use at the same time of every argument to show its errors and procure its repeal, than forcibly to violate it.”
Thomas Paine once said, “The duty of a true patriot is to protect his country from his government.” But as columnist Dave Helling notes, the Revolutionary War firebrand also said, “It is better to obey a bad law, making use at the same time of every argument to show its errors and procure its repeal, than forcibly to violate it.” File photo by STUART RAMSON The Associated Press
Thomas Paine once said, “The duty of a true patriot is to protect his country from his government.” But as columnist Dave Helling notes, the Revolutionary War firebrand also said, “It is better to obey a bad law, making use at the same time of every argument to show its errors and procure its repeal, than forcibly to violate it.” File photo by STUART RAMSON The Associated Press