Civil Disobedience, By Henry David Thoreau Essay

731 Words Nov 19th, 2015 3 Pages
As a philosopher and writer throughout the mid-1800s, Henry David Thoreau, mentions and criticizes social establishments within the United States. He states strongly on how he perceives the government and the way it governs its people, to follow the rules and regulations enclosed all throughout the leadership in the United States of America. As stated in his written essay, Civil Disobedience, “That government is best which governs least”. Where he felt the people should not regard the laws but follow through with what they believe is right disregarding the law imposed to the majority. He explains why the government doesn’t prove itself useful to the majority, why the government of the people are a very unjust government and how the system within is counterproductive. Thoreau declined the payment of taxes known to the reason of the contribution, where he did not see eye-to-eye with which was slavery. He contravened and it landed him a day in jail, maybe where the inspiration and impulse came from despite, the distress from past experiences and inner judgement. Being the strongest division, the government deprives the power from the people and the fortification with war and slavery define it as unjust. Which consist of the people following and believing, although it isn’t moral nor fair; a disagreement in which Thoreau addresses. Due to this, the instinct of knowing and/or suspect what is right should always be considered first rather than abiding by the laws that say…

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