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Henry David Thoreau - Civil Disobedience

Henry David Thoreau - Civil Disobedience

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Not all of us have always wanted a big, intrusive government. Read what Thoreau has to say about civil disobedience:

"I heartily accept the motto - "That government is best which governs least;" and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically. Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which also I believe, - "That government is best which governs not at all;" and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which they will have. Government is at best but an expedient; but most governments are usually, and all governments are sometimes, inexpedient. The objections which have been brought against a standing army, and they are many and weighty, and deserve to prevail, may also at last be brought against a standing government."
Not all of us have always wanted a big, intrusive government. Read what Thoreau has to say about civil disobedience:

"I heartily accept the motto - "That government is best which governs least;" and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically. Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which also I believe, - "That government is best which governs not at all;" and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which they will have. Government is at best but an expedient; but most governments are usually, and all governments are sometimes, inexpedient. The objections which have been brought against a standing army, and they are many and weighty, and deserve to prevail, may also at last be brought against a standing government."

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Categories:Types, Research, History
Published by: Juan del Sur on Oct 23, 2010
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