Points clearly made,Martin Luther King clearly exhibits the facts that he frownson injustice. This is what ultimately led him to seek the freedom and justicesfor all. He looked intently into the law of United States of America -Birmingham and realized the injustice in the law and he was very determined touphold justice. MLK’s way of thinking was not the normal everyday thinking.
Hewas not just not going to following the rules and laws of the land like someonein stage 4 of Kohlberg’s Morals way of thinking. His way of thinking is; what is the right thing to do, why isit the right thing to do, how can it be done peacefully? etc. He totallyrejects the strictness of the law believing that it has to be changed becausethey are not good laws and looks down on human rights.
What is so importantabout his action is that, the end result of his cause will not benefit him onlybut it will be beneficial to a vast group of people (mostly black people). For someone who is an American citizen, he believed he had toobey the law or face the consequences. Therefore he was willing to go to jailfor what he believed. But he also knew that by being in prisoned in a way thatwas completely unjust will only help his cause, and therefore wasn’t terrifiedbut rather militant on his views of opposing segregation but it was done in anon-violent manner. What stood out to me about him is that, even though MLK hadall this ideas to eliminate segregation he was willing to sit down with peoplelike congressman, court, and judges to negotiate in order to resolve anydiscrepancies and difference as far is the laws of the USA were concern and tocome to a common grounds with regards to the laws.
As history tells us, MLKknew it is possible to loose his life (Which did happen) whilst pursing hiscause, that did not deter him but he believed that, what he was doingsupersedes his own life. This is what I believe is an example of someone who iscommitted to ultimate moral principle.