Uncivil obedience

After reading Thoreau’s “Civil Disobedience” I found that I disagree with the statement that was made early in the work. “That government is best which governs least,”  this is because the government should take care of its people and not sit back and watch them that is because it is their job. The government is there to help the average person with their lives when they are struggling and are in need of support to be able to get back on their feet.  While at the same time they also have to be able to let the people have the space that they need to be able to accomplish little things in their own lives, like forming their own businesses, applying to jobs and other tasks and jobs that are like those. While my kind of government, that commands my respect, really is the kind that will and does put the people first in their plans and not just say that they do but actually do it and show that they do. This is because when it comes to the government and its people, the people should really be the most important part of the whole entire thing because without the people there really is no government because they are not only the ones who make it up but they are the ones that elect those who are involved with it. Which also means that without putting the people first the government doesn’t exist which would also mean that order really is no longer there.  So with the people being put first like they should be then order is present and there are less problems in the world because they can communicate with those that they elected into the roles of power and get problems solved most of the time. Then the role of civil disobedience in today’s world is in a way similar to that of the old ones. It is to help the people in their lives and what they want to be able to do. When looking at this and seeing if it is still effective today or not, or even just effective in general. It comes down to seeing that sometimes it is more effective sometimes then it is others.

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