I don’t agree that “that government is best which governs least”. It was a stupid comment and it makes no sense. Our government does do a lot of stupid things and messes up quite often, but we still need it. The government is the core of our country, many things come from them. They keep the United States on its feet and provide us with money, food stamps, and much more. The government shut down for a couple days and things began to fall apart. Without our government we are faced with serious issues. Thoreau’s statement “Let every man make known what kind of government would command his respect. and that will be one step toward obtaining it” is kind of difficult to understand. I feel like the majority of our people command respect, like we are a whole government. The people want the respect of our actual government. A democratic government gives us many things and commands our respect, but they seem to just wanna give everything for free and accept everyone so maybe their not the best option. Our people are strong enough to make a change in the government though, we just need to get our voice out. Civil disobedience today is still in tact today and has a big role. It is the base of all protests in the world and without it, what are we? Civil disobedience provides us with the ability to speak without being judged and tells us to believe what we want. The government doesn’t have to be appreciated, and just because you live here doesn’t mean you have to respect the government since they don’t respect us sometimes.Yes, it is still effective because if it wasn’t, they would never listen to the people. It used to be more effective, but now it is less. Our opinion matters when it comes to voting in any sort of election so that is us having a say in something government related. Thoreau feels negatively about the government as you know, and he isn’t the only one. Anyone can share their opinion though, and that is the meaning of civil disobedience..