Dear Eric, you should have reproduced the story so that others may see what you are saying YES to. I have now done it for the benefit of ALL.<quoted text>
Besides, it's apples and oranges. The arrest was not immoral. Slavery should have been always considered immoral. To send an escaped slave back to a master is immoral (and was illegal at the time as far as Mosaic law was concerned). One of the worst decisions in US law was that concerning Dred Scott. Paul's decision was the same.
Those who are Silent in the wake of tyranny are no better than those who commit the tyranny--especially when those who are silent are the moral leadership of the times. There is a children's book titled "Terrible Things". You might want to read it. Short but packs a punch.
HughBe--- Let me tell you a story. Once there was a young man that was being arrested by the police. His father cried out to him and said, be respectful to the police and OBEY them. He then said to the police treat my son fairly and kindly.
Tell me, was the father supporting the arrest of his son?
HughBe--- Take your time and read the story again very sloooly so that you may grasp it.
Eric---Besides, it's apples and oranges. The arrest was not immoral.
HughBe--- Really? So in your world there is no such thing as FALSE arrest? I take it that; unjustified,unmerited or UNLAWFUL arrest is NOT immoral in America.
Having said that the PRINCIPLE is IDENTICAL.
Eric---To send an escaped slave back to a master is immoral
HughBe--- Prove that the man was an escape slave.