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Civil Disobedience

Summary: Essay is a reaction to "Civil Disobedience" by Henry David Thoreau.
In "Civil Disobedience" Thoreau criticizes all forms of government in general particularly the US government. He explains, "That government is best which governs least." The government is only a mode for which people have chosen to execute their will and can easily be corrupted by the people who act through it. This is a very accurate statement. In many forms of government, people elect representatives who share similar ideas which they embody in themselves. However, the act of choosing a representative will not definitely replicate the direct ideas and consent of the general population. Here, he shows the Mexican War as an abuse of power and corruption. A few individuals have used the government as a tool and have made decisions even though the people as a whole would not give full authorization for the war.

I can relate Thoreau's idea to some issues that occur today. The...

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