St. Thomas Aquinas
Human law cannot punish or prohibit every evil action, because in trying to eliminate
evils it may also do away with many good things, and in the interest of the common
good which is necessary for Human society may be adversely affected.
Tyrannical law not in accordance with reason is not law but a perversion of law
Alaw is unjust if burdens are placed on the community in an unequal fashion even if
they are aimed at the common good, there are acts of violence rather than law.
When faced with unjust laws you should give up your right to disobey as Mathews
gospel says “if someone