Civil Disobedience

Civil Disobedience - Civil Disobedience By David Henry...

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Civil Disobedience By David Henry Thoreau “That governs is best which governs itself.” People know what is best for them. Others may believe they have that is best at heart. But the only person who knows them self, will be allowed can make a conscious accurate articulate decision in their life. Governing your self is a lot easier than others. This can also be described as a definition of democracy. Democracy is people voting and picking people whom they believe who have their best interest at heart. When the people have a say in government policies and actions the country tends to run a lot smoother than if by force. This reasons why we have the House of Representatives. The government itself, which is only the mode which the people have chosen to execute their will, is equally liable to be abused and perverted before the people can act through it.” The government will always be corrupt. People have a natural will to need to feel self-important. To fulfill this need they take over high offices, try to obtain an excess amount of money, good looking, etc. All these actions are done just to fulfill the need of power. Power corrupts human. Politicians in debates and other actions taken to try and gain power will tell the people what they want to here. In reality people end up picking th person based on similarities, lies, deceit, who will probably do something, least scandal, reputation, etc. People try to vote for the right person in the end it might not matter. Representatives are getting voted in for all the wrong reasons. “He who gives himself entirely to his fellow-man appears to them useless and selfish; but he who gives himself partially them he is a benefactor and philanthropist.” People often remember the people who gives money or does a huge one time so-called unselfish act. The people who are always there are unappreciated. These people whole heartily care. The other people usually have underlying reasons to explain why they are behaving in this manner. Who will be the people staying around when you really need them for more than just money? “All men recognize the right of revolution; that is, the right to refuse allegiance to, and to resist the government when it’s tyranny or its inefficiency are great and unendurable.” A government will never have complete allegiance from its entire people. It is hard to resist giving into the conformity.
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This note was uploaded on 08/24/2009 for the course FYS 100 taught by Professor Meyers during the Fall '08 term at Simons Rock.

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