Civil Disobedience: The Argument Of Civil Government

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For hundreds of years government has been a very important topic, everyone has different opinions and believes there should be different amounts of government. People do need a government but it can’t be too powerful, civilians need to be able to voice their opinions and be heard. But this has not happened a lot in the past, only been in the past 2 or 3 hundred years since America was born and we still struggle with it today. Civilians had to fight for most of the rights we have today and to do that there was a lot of civil disobedience. Civilians should be aloud to be civilly disobedient when laws are unjust because they aren’t being violent, you have to stand up for what you believe so people can’t take it away and so that government doesn't…show more content…
CD: David Henry Thoreau believed “Governments show thus how successfully men can be imposed on, even impose on themselves, for their own advantage” (resistance to civil government). CM: When government builds up more power they start to push people around, all the people do is follow the commands of the government because they don’t know anything else. CM: This gives the government more power and the only way it can be stopped is a revolution, it could be stopped earlier if people didn’t let the government take advantage of them. CS: Civilians can’t let the government control them, the government will take as much power as they can get and then they will be able to control to much. Conclusion: Civil disobedience is a good way to stand up for what you believe so the government doesn’t take it away or get too much power it's also good because it's not violent. People have had to be civilly disobedient for many years and will probably have to be for many years to come because there is still a lot of things to change. Hopefully people remember they have a voice and the government isn’t there to boss them
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