Peaceless Resistance Research Paper

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The United States Declaration of Independence states that "when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government" Our nation was a phoenix that rose from the ashes of a monarchy through a resistance that had grown into a revolution. The result of our founding fathers resistance was a nation, a nation that held promises of freedom and equality for all of it’s citizens yet bitterly was not at all close to equality and justice for all. The gruesome and haunting past of America's oppressive history lingers in the socio-political infrastructures which control and drive our government and society. Our nation, horrifically and…show more content…
From Henry David Thoreau questioning all citizens of the world why people would obey a government whose laws they believe to be unjust to Black Lives Matter protests, civil disobedience reminds those who have the privilege to lead our nation that we are constantly striving towards equality and will take action in the honorable duty to resist the abuse of power and the mistreatment of people to resist oppression. Peaceful resistance has gained me and countless Americans the ability to attend a schools without segregation, due to the courageous Little Rock Nine who dared to civilly disobey the unconstitutional and unjust segregation of people of color. I and countless Americans are able to vote due to marches Dr. Martin Luther King led in Selma. I can and countless Americans are able to love who we love because of the LGBT+ pride parades. Peaceful resistance has always gone hand in hand with all forms of injustice and has strived towards creating a world of greater tolerance and closer to
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