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Humanity In Henry David Thoreau's Civil Disobedience

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Humanity. It is what connects everyone together, and what drives us to continue to pursue justice and change, even if it is not accepted. Time has shown us that change is possible, if the voice we use to enact it, is strong and powerful. Changing a law, a state of mind, and a country comes as a long and arduous journey, but the reason to fight is much stronger than any challenge it may come with. The Bill of Rights entitles all American Citizens to specific freedoms, including Freedom of Speech, and we, as people may speak out, if we feel we are being deprived of any of our rights. Civil Disobedience is a method of speaking out, in a way of refusing to comply to a law as a peaceful form of protest. Regardless of argument, the peaceful resistance…show more content…
He writes that government is a key source of corruption, and therefore the individual does not necessarily follow the law, but instead abides by what we believe to be right. In this case, a country's citizens abide by laws they believe to be right, and protest against those that are…show more content…
I would be the first to advocate obeying just laws. One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws. I would agree with St. Augustine that 'an unjust law is no law at all.'" The greatest power mankind has, and the greatest exhibition of humanity is Civil Disobedience, the power to use peaceful methods to profess refusal to comply to a law. Though the idea of civil disobedience is argued as a way to allow people to disobey laws, well, the argument remains, that if we take away the voice of the people for the sake of keeping order and staying the same, then we as humans, fail each other. In current times, President Trump is exhibiting the behavior of conducting acts without the representation of the United States as a whole. All across the U.S., we see protests in order to allow Muslim refugees into the United States. They are protesting this group of people's rights as humans to find solace in a different country because their country is in
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