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 “! Desobediência Civil – Henry David Thoreau.

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Is a democracy, such as we know it, the last improvement possible in government? He addressed his reader within the very sphere of this situation common to both of them in such a way that the reader not only discovered why Thoreau acted as he did at that time but also that the reader—assuming him of course to be honest and dispassionate— would have to act in just such a way whenever the proper occasion arose, provided he was seriously engaged in fulfilling his existence as a human person.

As a result of his writings and personal witness, we are the heirs of a legacy of creative protest. The question here is not just about one of the numerous individual cases in the struggle between a truth powerless to act and a power that has become the enemy of truth.

Thoreau said he was willing to pay the highway tax, which went to pay for something of benefit to his neighbors, but that he was opposed to taxes that went to support the government itself—even if he could not tell if his particular contribution would eventually be spent on an unjust project or a beneficial one.

No other person has been more eloquent and passionate in getting this idea across than Henry David Thoreau. Commentary on Today’s Social and Political Issues: A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers. 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.


The one that is intended in this case is “relating to citizens and their interrelations with one another or with the state”, and so civil disobedience means “disobedience to the state”.

Retrieved February 1, — via Internet Archive. The slavery crisis inflamed New England in the s civli s.

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Its incisive logic is unanswerable. John Brown Lyceum movement. Cast your whole vote, not a strip of paper merely, but your whole influence. Archived from the original on September 22, Thoreau “Civil Disobedience” “. He was briefly imprisoned for refusing to pay the poll taxbut even in jail felt freer than the people outside. Cornish Rebellion of Oxford University Press, p. Simple living Tax resistance.

He was one of the greatest and most toreau men America has produced. Thoreau’s Slavery in Massachusetts which also advances this argument. Author Leo Tolstoy cited Civil Disobedience as having a strong impact on his nonviolence methodology.

Emerson, 23 February 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. Democracy is no cure for this, as majorities simply by virtue of being majorities desobedienciq not also gain the virtues of wisdom and justice.

The only obligation which I have a right to assume is to do tyoreau any time what I think right The word civil has several definitions. Wikisource has original text related to this article: At the time of the abolition of slavery movement, he wrote his famous essay On the Duty of Civil Disobedience.

Abolitionistsin Thoreau’s opinion, should completely withdraw their support of desobesiencia government and stop paying taxeseven if this means courting imprisonment. On Civil Disobedience is another common title. Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a hhoreau man is also a prison There will never be a really free and enlightened State until the State comes to recognize the individual as a higher and independent power, from which all its own power and authority are derived, and treats him accordingly.

Thoreau was motivated in part by his disgust with slavery and the Mexican—American War — Indian independence leader Mohandas Gandhi a.


Based on the Writings of Thomas Jefferson: The judgment of an individual’s conscience is not necessarily inferior to the decisions of a political body or majority, and so “[i]t is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right. Because government is man-made, not an element of nature or an act of GodThoreau hoped that its makers could be reasoned with.

He civiil released the next day when “someone interfered, and paid that tax”. Retrieved September 22, For instance, Mahatma Gandhi used this interpretation to suggest an equivalence between Thoreau’s civil disobedience and his own satyagraha.

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 This misinterpretation is one reason the essay is sometimes considered to be an argument for pacifism or for exclusively nonviolent resistance.

Boston and New York: Here, in this courageous New Englander’s refusal to pay his taxes and his choice of jail rather than support a war that would spread slavery’s territory into Mexico, I made my first contact with the theory of nonviolent resistance. In other projects Wikiquote Wikisource.

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This is, in fact, the definition of a peaceable revolution, if any such is possible. He went to gaol for the sake of his principles and dsvid humanity. The government, according to Thoreau, is not just a little corrupt or unjust in the course of doing its otherwise-important work, but in fact the government is primarily an agent of corruption and hennry. Thoreau was a great writer, philosopher, poet, and withal a most practical man, that is, he taught nothing he was not prepared to practice in himself.