The Duty to Vote, The Duty to Protest
One of the difficult lessons we have learned is that you cannot depend upon American institutions to function without pressure. Any real change in the status quo depends on continued creative action to sharpen the conscience of the nation and establish a climate in which even the most recalcitrant elements are forced to admit that change is necessary.Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., "Civil Right No. 1: The Right to Vote"
Rabbi Saul J. Berman, Professor of Jewish Law at Yeshiva University and at Columbia University Law School, was arrested in Civil Rights demonstrations in Selma, AL in 1965. In this recording he shared with us a Biblical perspective on a Citizen's Duty to Vote and Duty to Protest in a democratic society.