Henry David Thoreau, Mohandas K. Gandhi, And Nelson Mandela

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Only few men are brave enough for standing up for what they think or know it is right. Three of those men are Henry David Thoreau, Mohandas K. Gandhi, and Nelson Mandela. They had a message spread out about the power of the individual to bring about social reform. Henry David Thoreau once mentioned, "That government is best which governs least". Thoreau believed that the power the government should not be too strong for among its people, yet that is what the the government from his time was doiong. Thoreau was one of the fow that stood up for "rights". The government never wantsto loose, so Thoreau was put in jail. They thought that putting him in jail woud quiet him down. His major themes were about being against war, slavery, wealth, taxes, friendship, and more. Even though his argument was helpful for the people, Mohandas…show more content…
In February 1990 he was released from prison and still fought against oppression to achieve the goals that he and others had set for themselves a long time ago. Mandela was inaugurated as the first black president of South Africa. During his presidency the country moved away from minority rule and apartheid, he earned the respect throughout the world for the work on conflict resolution both within the country and internationally. Just like Thoreau, Gandhi, and Mandela, now in these days, there have been more men and women that fight for own rights. Now in the year of 2017, there are fighters for what is best for the people. There has been arrogant governments that, also being selfish, treat its people like a zero to the left. For that there are strong people that are great examples to follow becauses they care for others. There have always been bad people that miss treat people, that means there will always be people that will stand up for the rest like a strong

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