Talk:Civil courage

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I am from Germany and had a discussion with Americans recently whether this would be a case of civil courage: a driver is caught by a speed trap, returns and demolishes the gadget, afterwards attacks the police guy. Reasons for why it is civil courage: acting against authority, acting in the best interest of the public, possibility of negative consequesnces for one-self. Reason against: the democratically passed law of allowing speed traps is in the interest of the public, not exemption from punishment after a breach of the rules. Any ideas? Bernburgerin 16:59, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

You would have to presuppose that speed limits are opposed to the best interest of the public and democratic legitimation for some reason does not apply or becomes secondary in this case. --Fasten 18:28, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

Merge to courage[edit]

The moral courage page and the civil courage page should be Merged to the courage page. Both are relatively short articles, not to mention the fact that they are specific types of courage. Adding them to the courage article would help improve the quality of that article, as well as the concepts of all three articles due to their better proximity to one another in accordance with their relatedness. As to the position of moral courage with respect to civil courage, I would argue that while "civil courage" (according to the Google test) is a less common term, it is more distinct from courage than "moral courage" is. That is to say, "moral courage" is basically courage with a religious-/philosophical- connotations while civil courage is (descriptively, at least) a distinct type [civilian] of courage. 20:15, 19 August 2006 (UTC)