Civil Disobedience …?

UCC Leaders John Thomas and Linda Jaramillo got themselves arrested at the White House last week, as they planned. It wasn’t for trying to deliver a petition, but for protesting in a security zone that was off limits to protesting, “when their request for a meeting with the White House’s public liaison office was refused.” All they had to do was give the petition to the guard and walk away. But that wouldn’t have gotten them publicity. Was this civil disobedience? No. They weren’t protesting the rules about where they could protest. They weren’t claiming that was an unjust law. Articles: Adventist Review, American Spectator, UU World.