Henry David Thoreau: Disobeying The Law

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Thoreau had excellent ideas; however, his ideas are radical to both his time period and today. Disobeying the law is frowned upon by most societies, but some people are similar to Thoreau and deem that there is nothing wrong with forms of peaceful protest. While it is important that every individual follow his or her own conscience, it can only be obeyed completely freely to a certain point. One’s conscience might tell them that they should not pay their taxes, when another’s does not; this is why laws are established. If one does not abide by a law, there are consequences because they followed their conscience. Laws are made to be just and to appeal to most consciences, therefore they should be followed. People who do not agree with such laws
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