On Civil Disobedience

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Civil Disobedience is an important moral responsibility of a citizen, however it should not get to the level of illegal activity under any circumstances, because great reform can be brought peacefully not violently. In the title named "On Civil Disobedience" by Mohandas K. Ghandi once said: “No country has ever become or will ever become, happy though victory in war”(Mohandas K. Gandhi , 148). Even that long ago, when war was at high, and people embraced it, he knew that the only thing war brought was death, and depression among civilians. This method of civil disobedience has only resulted into more wars, and no real solutions. The most efficient way to the be civilly disobedient is to be peaceful, but willing to stand up for your cause.…show more content…
If people know their cause, and rally about it peacefully, then great reform will happen. Violence and Law breaking, is not an acceptable form of civil disobedience, it does not solve any problems, in fact it causes new ones to arise. Gandhi knew this:"No country has ever become, or will ever become, happy through victory in war. A nation does not rise that way;"("On Civil Disobedience" by Mahatmas K. Ghandi, 148).There are so many plausible reasons not to break the law, in fact, it rules out any reasons to break laws. Think about it, you can’t protest, or rally if you’re sitting in a jail cell, and you can’t show your opinion when your confined. People must protest and perform civil disobedience peacefully, and trust that there are people listening to them somewhere, and that their cause is valid. The idea that laws being removed ruthlessly in order to make things fair is not rational in fact Walter Woon from the essay titled "Rough Justice" adds to this point: " 'Loosening up won’t mean there will be chaos,' he says. 'But the law must be seen to work. The punishment is not the main thing. '
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