"One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws. Any law that uplifts human personality is just. Any law that degrades human personality is unjust." —Martin Luther King, Jr. ( 15 January 1929 - 4 April 1968 )

This post is in honor of the great Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
"We must learn to live together as brothers or we will perish together as fools."
"The anti-vaccinists are those who have found some motive for scrutinizing the evidence, generally the very human motive of vaccinal injuries or fatalities in their own families or in those of their neighbours. Whatever their motive, they have scrutinized the evidence to some purpose; they have mastered nearly the whole case; they have knocked the bottom out of a grotesque superstition. The public at large cannot believe that a great profession should have been so perseveringly in the wrong." —Dr. Charles Creighton, MA, MD. 1889
Circa 1840, England.
"Vaccination is a barbarous practice and one of the most fatal of all the delusions current in our time. Conscientious objectors to vaccination should stand alone, if need be, against the whole world, in defence of their conviction." —Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)
Toronto, Canada, early 1900s.
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” —Edmund Burke
Hamburg, Germany, 1936, Nazi Party rally.
"Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.” —Leonardo Da Vinci
"Those who surrender freedom to security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one." —Benjamin Franklin
“The man dies in all who keeps silent in the face of tyranny.” —Wole Soyinka
“No government in the history of the world has relinquished power voluntarily.” —Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. ( 1st US President George Washington may be the only exception)
"Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life." —Bob Marley
"Freedom and slavery cannot exist together." —Ernestine Rose
Nobody is free until everybody is free.
"Freedom is never given; it is won." —A. Philp Randolph
"Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed." —Martin Luther King, Jr.
1918, c. 20, women in Canada were granted the federal franchise. It would be another 10 years before the Famous Five won the Persons Case Victory, and it was not until 1940 that Quebec women won the right to vote in provincial elections. In 1960 First Nations were allowed to vote without giving up treaty rights.
"The true republic: men their rights, and nothing more; women: their rights, and nothing less." —Susan B. Anthony
USA: When did women get the right to vote? The 19th Amendment technically guaranteed women's suffrage in the United States, but, in practice, many women of color were excluded. Teen Vogue shares some highlights from the decades-long fight to secure the franchise for all women below.
"There shall never be another season of silence until women have the same rights men have on this green Earth." —Susan B. Anthony
"I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery." —Thomas Jefferson
“You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.” —Malcolm X
"No man has received from Nature the right to command his fellow human beings." —Denis Diderot ( 1713 - 1784 ), French philosopher, author, artist
"To bring about change, you must not be afraid to take the first step. We will fail when we fail to try." —Rosa Parks ( 4 February 1913 - October 24, 2005 )
"You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right." —Rosa Parks
“The oppressor would not be so strong if he did not have accomplices among the oppressed.” —Simone de Beauvoir
"If you don't stand for something, you will fall for anything." —Malcolm X
Malcolm X ( Malcolm Little, 19 May 1925 - 21 February 1965 )
“You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.” —Malcolm X