Civil disobedience is the way to protest

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Grego says civil disobedience is the way for protestors to get their message across.

"Civil disobedience is on the rise in America! Defined it is the refusal to obey a law as a result of moral objections, especially through passive resistance. The classic example of civil disobedience was Rosa Parks not going to the back of the bus in 1955. The 1960s saw protests against Vietnam, the black civil rights movement, and the fight against poverty and racial injustice. Today, wage equality, same-sex marriage for and against and the 'no justice no peace' protests have made the public`s frustration with police brutality and excessive force known. Great! Until looting and burning turns them criminal and the protestors' message is lost.  An excellent way to use one`s freedom of speech, done provocatively and creatively these acts can get a lot of attention like the story of the waitress at the BBQ joint in Kansas who when the governor came in to eat, wrote on the check on the gratuity line, 'tip the schools'. Her silent protest to recent cuts to education, not illegal but passive for sure and creative enough that the story went viral.  With the 2016 presidential election coming and candidates declaring their candidacy, over the weekend this ten-dollar bill made it into my hands, I blurred out the web sites this person, I`m guessing a woman - wrote around the borders. The handwriting is too neat to be a dude, but the line on the bottom speaks volumes, obviously her protest over what the political system has become in America. 'Money is not speech!'  It`s illegal to deface money by the way, but hardly ever prosecuted.  America was founded on civil disobedience and it`s our right to protest policies and or governments and politicians that have become corrupt or tyrannical. However remaining civilly disobedient is key in getting your point across!"