Kim Davis and Civil Disobedience

Civil disobedience is a political tactic that has been used in some of the great liberation struggles, including the Civil Rights Movement. Civil disobedience is typically used by people on the political left. In fact, it is one of the tactics that was taught by Saul Alinsky. However, civil disobedience can also be used by someone with a right‐wing agenda. One example is Kim Davis, the county clerk who was jailed for contempt of court for refusing to allow her office to issue marriage licenses. Her goal was to take a public stand against same‐sex marriage. What is civil disobedience, and what does it mean when a right‐winger like Kim Davis uses a tactic from Saul Alinsky’s playbook? It means that the left is winning.
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