Why is civil disobedience a duty?

Why is civil disobedience a duty?

Civil disobedience means breaking a law believed to be immoral and unjust. Like Thoreau, I believe civil disobedience can be justified and it is our duty as citizens to stand up for what we believe. Many important events bringing about social change were acts of civil disobedience.

What did Henry David Thoreau say in civil disobedience?

Thoreau argued that the government must end its unjust actions to earn the right to collect taxes from its citizens. As long as the government commits unjust actions, he continued, conscientious individuals must choose whether to pay their taxes or to refuse to pay them and defy the government.

How does Thoreau respond to jail in civil disobedience?

How does Thoreau respond to being jailed? He felt that he was freer than before; he did not feel confined. The people thought he wanted to get out but all he really wanted to do was meditate and think. They could not reach his essence, but only punished his physical body.

What does Thoreau say the best government will not do in civil disobedience?

What does Thoreau say the best government will NOT do in ‘Civil Disobedience’? Thoreau says the best government will not govern in Civil diobediance.

What do you believe is the most important element of civil disobedience?


What were the main causes of civil disobedience movement?

CIVIL DISOBEDIANCE movement started mainly due to the SALT SATYAGRAHA which was held by 1930 march 12th near dandi. started SALT SATYAGRAHA OR SALT MARCH with the main ideology of againist the BRITISH LAW on heavy tax on salt.It is a non violent protest.

Does civil disobedience have to be peaceful?

By some definitions, civil disobedience has to be nonviolent to be called “civil”. Hence, civil disobedience is sometimes equated with peaceful protests or nonviolent resistance.

What are the effects of civil disobedience movement?

(i) Strengthen the National Movement further. (ii) Create political consciousness and a deep sense of patriotism in the minds of the people. (iii) Bring women out of their homes and make them equal partners in the freedom struggle. (iv) Make people understand the significance of the principles of non-violence.