The First Amendment Of Henry David Thoreau's Civil Disobedience

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Peaceful resistance to laws is a crucial part of a free society as it allows expression of unrest and disagreement in a way that is not meant to cause mass rioting or threats to public safety. Civil disobedience has been displayed throughout many cases in history, and is still present in the current society that we live in. It is a significant part of the freedom of the people, including freedom of expression, thought, and speech. This type of resistance allows even the smallest voice to be heard without the confinements of mass oppression.
Peaceful political protest allows for everyone to have an independent voice without forcing it onto others. While it may seem bothersome to the side that is being opposed, civil disobedience is a good way to
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A population must have its own mind to be able to contribute to a bigger picture; if the government forces its way of thinking upon its people, there is no freedom and self thought among the common public. This causes the consciences of civilians to be restricted to only a certain way of thinking. The First Amendment of the U.S Constitution emphasizes this idea of freedom of speech. It is the duty of the people to speak out against the influence of corruption. In Henry David Thoreau's Civil Disobedience, he mentions that “The authority of government...must have the sanction and consent of the governed.” In a society built on ideals of freedom, it is only normal to believe that each group should express its own voice. If a group finds itself as a minority as it disagrees with specific practices, the group either speaks up or allows itself to be run by the government which contradicts their beliefs. Civil disobedience allows the oppressed to display their ideas for all to see in a way that emphasizes their point without creating a negative connotation with their