Civil disobedience is defined by Websters New World Dictionary as: nonviolent opposition to a government policy or law by refusing to comply with it, on the grounds of conscience”.
So what is civil obedience? It is a term that I could not find in the same dictionary where I found civil disobedience.
I’ll take a stab at it. (Note: where ever you see the word “citizen” it is an interchangeable term with “voter”)
Civil obedience is the expectation that citizens follow the law and those citizens expect others to do the same, particularly law enforcement officers. Law abiding citizens expect the police to understand the laws and to act lawfully. This is a very minimal expectation of citizens for the police to meet. Citizens will not tolerate the police abusing their “police powers” and treating citizens who do absolutely nothing wrong like a violent or dangerous criminal, by drawing their guns and pointing them at citizens and threatening citizens with death or great bodily harm. Read more