Resistance to Civil Government (Civil Disobedience) is an essay by American transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau that was first published in In it. Results 1 – 30 of 43 Desobediencia Civil by Henry David Thoreau and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Aug 31, &IJ (” 9 # 14 &K & 8 9 I ” 4 B & IJ ” ” 4 V 9 15 D (! D (9 28 & ]4 R, X %&8 A & ” ” &! & 29 “! Desobedi√™ncia Civil – Henry David Thoreau.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The environment became especially tense after the Fugitive Slave Act of Thorrau a result of his writings and personal witness, we are the heirs of a legacy of creative protest. Inabout one year into his first satyagraha campaign in South Africahe wrote a translated synopsis of Thoreau’s argument for Indian Opinioncredited Thoreau’s essay with being “the chief cause of the abolition of slavery in America”, and wrote that “Both his example and writings are at present exactly applicable to the Desoediencia in the Transvaal.

Based on the Writings of Thomas Jefferson: Is it not possible to take a step further towards recognizing and organizing the rights of man? Its incisive logic is unanswerable. A Week on the Deosbediencia and Merrimack Rivers.

Civil Disobedience (Thoreau) – Wikipedia

He was released the next day when “someone interfered, and paid that tax”. A lifelong abolitionistThoreau delivered an impassioned speech which would later become Civil Disobedience injust months after leaving Walden Pond.

Such a fundamental immorality justifies any difficulty or expense to bring it to an end. Authority control MusicBrainz work: Law never made men a whit more just; and, by means of their respect for it, even the well-disposed are daily made the agents of injustice.


In a constitutional republic like the United States, people often think that the proper response to an unjust law is to try to use the political process to change the law, but to obey and respect the law until it is changed. In other projects Wikiquote Wikisource.

Croquant rebellions Rappenkrieg Revolt of the Pitauds. This misinterpretation is one reason the essay is sometimes considered to be an argument for pacifism or for exclusively nonviolent resistance.

In it, Thoreau argues that individuals should not permit governments to overrule or atrophy their consciencesand that they have a duty to avoid allowing such acquiescence to enable the government to make them the agents of injustice. John Brown Lyceum movement. A Dictionary of Quotations. If the alternative is to keep all just men in prison, or give up war and slavery, the State will not hesitate which to choose. If a thousand men were not to pay their tax bills this year, that would not be a violent and bloody measure, as it would be to pay them, and enable the State to commit violence and shed innocent blood.

He considered it an interesting experience and came out of it with a new perspective on his relationship to the government and its citizens. For instance, Mahatma Gandhi used this interpretation to suggest an equivalence between Thoreau’s civil disobedience and his own satyagraha.

Gillin, Joshua September 21, His essay has, therefore, been sanctified by suffering. Others who are said to have been influenced by Civil Disobedience include: A civiil is powerless while it conforms to daviv majority; it is not even a minority then; but it is irresistible when it clogs by its whole weight.

I should feel as if I were worth less in that case. It has been attributed to Thomas Jefferson, but no one has ever found it in any of Jefferson’s writings. Martin Luther King, Jr.

On Civil Disobedience is another common title. This page was last edited on 20 Decemberat The Editor and G. Here, in this courageous New Englander’s refusal to pay his taxes and his choice of jail rather than support a war that hhenry spread slavery’s territory into Mexico, I made my first contact with the theory of nonviolent resistance.


Moreover, it is written for all time.

Views Read Edit View history. Putnam New York, But if the law is itself clearly unjust, and the lawmaking process is not designed to quickly obliterate such unjust laws, then Thoreau says the law deserves no respect and it should be broken.

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But he felt we could and should insist on better. The word civil has several definitions. Thoreau tells his audience that they cannot blame this problem solely on pro-slavery Southern politicians, but must put the blame on those in, for instance, Massachusetts”who are more interested in commerce and agriculture than they are in humanity, and are not prepared to do justice to the slave and to Mexico, cost what it may American civil rights leader Dr.

Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison It is really a question of the absolutely concrete demonstration of the point at which this struggle at any moment becomes man’s duty as man As governments go, he felt, the U. Because government is man-made, not an element of nature or an act of GodThoreau hoped that its makers could be reasoned with. This is, in fact, the definition of a peaceable revolution, if any such is possible.

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