“When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty.” This is not a Jefferson quote as widely attributed. Jefferson did write in 1787: “It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all. I like a little rebellion now and then. It is like a storm in the atmosphere.” There’s still debate on the origins of this quote, similar sentiments being expressed by Therou in 1849’s ‘Civil Disobedience’. Regardless of the origin - even if it was a modern day marketing department - it captures some of the ideas that Jefferson expressed in the Declaration of Independence. "...when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government..."
This When Injustice Becomes Law Resistance Becomes Duty sweatshirt is for those who believe the sentiment, regardless of the origins. For when injustice becomes law as we have seen in America too often (and more so during the four you-know-who years) we are reminded to fight this oppression. Expose the truth. March for freedom. We’re not there, yet. We may prove to be the Home of the Brave. The Brave who are fighting for civil freedom. Only then can we claim to be the Land of the Free.
This comfortable unisex When Injustice Becomes Law sweatshirt is a soft and warm piece of clothing.