means and ends

[A sermon by Peter Fitch yesterday reminded some of us of this powerful letter, and this excerpt]:

Over the past few years I have consistently preached that nonviolence demands that the means we use must be as pure as the ends we seek. I have tried to make clear that it is wrong to use immoral means to attain moral ends.

But now I must affirm that it is just as wrong, or perhaps even more so, to use moral means to preserve immoral ends.

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