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Resistance to Civil Goverment Civil Disobedience Summary ê 108 ê Civil Disobedience and Other Essays is a collection of some of Henry David Thoreau's most important essays Contained in this volume are the following essays Civil Disobedience Natural History of Massachusetts A Walk to Wachusett The Landlord A Winter WalkCivil Disobedience and Other Essays is a collection of some of Henry David Thoreau's most important essays Contained in this volume are the following essays Civil Disobedience Natural History of M. GutenbergOpening 1849 original title Resistance to Civil GovermentI heartily accept the motto That government is best which governs least; and I should like to see it acted up to rapidly and systematically Carried out it finally amounts to this which also I believe—That government is best which governs not at all; and when men are prepared for it that will be the kind of government which they will have Government is at best but an expedient; but most governments are usually and all governments are sometimes inexpedient The objections which have been brought against a standing army and they are many and weighty and deserve to prevail may also at last be brought against a standing government The standing army is only an arm of the standing government The government itself which is only the mode which the people have chosen to execute their will is eually liable to be abused and perverted before the people can act through it Witness the present Mexican war the work of comparatively a few individuals using the standing government as their tool; for in the outset the people would not have consented to this measure

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Ut Principle Paradise to be Regained A Plea for John Brown The Last Days of John Brown After the Death of John Brown The Service Slavery in Massachusetts and Wendell Phillips Before Concord Lyceum. He has some wonderful essays although it must be remembered that he had few personal responsibilities no family to support He was too self centered for a wife children I believe he is sincere if impractical I think he draws the lines rather tight for the real world some times but maybe it is that attitude that allowed things to go so wrong since his dayI've seen him labeled an Anarchist but I believe he was a Libertarian He wanted a better government that needed to govern less

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Resistance to Civil Goverment Civil DisobedienceAssachusetts A Walk to Wachusett The Landlord A Winter Walk The Succession of Forest Trees Walking Autumnal Tints Wild Apples Night and Moonlight Aulus Persius Flaccus Herald of Freedom Life Witho. Written for days past written for today Thoreau's discontent with the government is a present issue around the world And it should be here So many of our legislators as in Thoreau's time are not skilled at legislation and are so disconnected from the people and our needs I think the title of the mini book leads some to believe that Thoreau is completely anti government not true He says time and again that a government that is worthy of his respect is one that he will live under He also points out some of the good of the government of his time A very uick read it should leave you to uestion your involvement insupport of our current system It did for me