Civil Disobedience Philosophy

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Each philosopher has their own opinion on civil disobedience and whether they agree with civil disobedience or not. Every philosopher states why the agree with it or why the don't. Agreeing with civil disobedience is ok when there are unjust laws that force people to break certain laws. However, if there are not unjust laws there should not be a reason why laws are being broke.
Civil disobedience is also known as the refusal to obey certain laws or governmental demands for the purpose of influencing legislation or government policy, characterized by the employment of such nonviolent techniques as boycotting,picketing, and nonpayment of taxes (http://www.dictionary.com/browse/civil-disobedience).
Each philosopher has responds to civil disobedience

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