after reading Thoreau “civil disobedience” which says government which governs least. i personally agree with this. i believe people should be able to make their own decisions especially on private property. if you are on your land do whatever you want, that’s how i feel. government really doesn’t effect people on the personal level very often, yeah you gotta pay taxes and stuff but at least you can sit down at the end of the day and do nothing without worrying about government people smashing through your door. personally i would prefer no government but i also dont care. to me its easiest to just give the government what they want to keep them off my back. as long you give them money they’ll leave you alone. even if your a murderer you can get away with it as long as you have deep pockets, AL Capone did it for years, until he got caught not paying taxes. so as long as you give them money they wont really bother you. i honestly don’t have much of a problem with our government at all. its actually pretty nice, you just pay your taxes and we have free schools and maintained roads and usually you are mostly safe. civil disobedience is certainly still effective most commonly seen today would be in the debate about gun laws. using “civil disobedience” citizens protest for either stricter gun laws or for them to stay the same, and many citizens want to outlaw AR-15 assault rifles. so far no gun laws have changed since the debate so this example has not been successful but there are plenty of instances where civil disobedience worked and made real changes in the world. civil disobedience will always be around, all it is is an argument. the only thing that decides who will win the argument always will depend on who is arguing and what they are arguing for. so as long as there are people here there will be civil disobedience.