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Unformatted text preview: Civil Disobedience (Passive Resistance) Deliberate breaking of laws considered unjust. Form of non-violent direct action MLK and Ghandi used these Both had read Thoreau's essay on civil disobedience, and this is where they got this idea People didn't like Thoreau was a crank, never had a job, was always taken care of by someone else Ended up living with his parents Knew concord very well, always wandering around, very into Nature Nature taught him to write: observing, meditating Very brilliant man, Emerson saw this in him At his parents house, he got a cold which turned into tuberculosis, and he died LAWS Keep people in line, give us a structure, prevent chaos In California, if you can get enough signatures, you can create a referendum against a law You can protest...
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- Spring '08
- Walden, Thoreau