Samuel Adams Resolutions In Henry Thoreau's Civil Disobedience

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“That government is best which governs least”(Thoreu). Times of struggle, times of big government, and times of disagreement often lead to religious, political, and social revolutions. Thus, bringing debate, conflict, and ultimately resolutions. Civil Disobedience can often be portrayed as criminalistic or sometimes judgement falls upon those who participate. Henry Thoreau stated “I ask for, not at once no government, but at once a better government.” This means that the power should be to the people and government should represent the people. Civil Disobedience is found worldwide where people express how they feel and challenge government due to their freedom being on the line. A guideline one can use is Henry Thoreau’s Civil Disobedience…show more content…
Samuel Adams is one of those honest men who gathered his people and made a difference that will be remembered for the ages. Thoreau often seems like a pacifist but sometimes one might have to sacrifice for the greater good, and blood might be shed in the progress. Thoreau states “Suppose blood should flow when standing up to the government or the majority in refusal to consent to unjust laws. Is there not a sort of bloodshed when the conscience is wounded? Through this wound a man’s real manhood and immortality flow out, and he bleeds to an everlasting death.” (Thoreau). One must fight for what they believe and should not kneel to government or tyranny. I look at this man as a leader to a revolution. During this time the British had complete control of the colonies and the British were seen as a global power. The people of the colonies became enraged when taxes went up, they felt like British had far too much control over their life’s. Times were tough people could barely get by with the income they made and a tax on tea became an outrage within the colonies. One can only imagine the pain one felt giving away little of what they had to a government
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