Disobedience is a valuable human traits because through disobedience it have bring great change in the society which have impact all people around the world. For example people who disobedience the law to bring change in their society are such as Martin Luther king, Malala yousafzai, and Mahatma gandhi. These three people had a great impact on people's lives and change the society forever by disobedience.
Civil disobedience is the refusal to conform to a society or a set of laws. Civil disobedience has come a long way from its beginning. It has been developing and will continue for generations to come, as it is considered a duty of a person. The opinions and beliefs of civil disobedience cultured in our society by both Henry David Thoreau and Martin Luther King Jr. are still present in our modern-day society; nevertheless, these opinions and beliefs still need to be expanded in order to keep up with the fast-growing population.
Civil disobedience has been used by the people to get the attention of their government and to hopefully inspire change. Civil disobedience is an act of refusal by a large group of people against certain laws. From Ghandi to Martin Luther King Jr, people have used civil disobedience to enact change. While the concept of civil disobedience has been around for centuries, it hasn’t been called civil disobedience until recently. Protest, rallies, boycotting and worker strikes are forms of civil disobedience. Civil disobedience has been used for social change too. For example, the suffragettes, Rosa Parks and marches to legalize gay marriage have had social ramifications. Civil disobedience can be used to change laws, it publicizes important changes but it can be overshadowed by violence. Civil disobedience is a good way to change laws because it’s usually peaceful, brings attention to controversial laws and brings about social change.
The United States government was created with the doctrine of popular sovereignty, or the idea that government is created, sustained, and ran by the people. As Henry David Thoreau wrote in his essay on civil disobedience, “the character inherent in the American people has done all that has been accomplished.” What we accomplish as a country is accomplished by the people, not the government. And with that in mind, civil disobedience not only has a positive impact on a free society, but is imperative to our democratic system.
In a free society, civil disobedience can bring to light certain ideas that others might not think of with their own sets of beliefs, offering another perspective to consider when deciding just how to govern a country. Looking back in our own history, our country has been formed through civil disobedience, observing acts such as the Rosa Parks incident which had fueled the Civil Rights movements years ago; even looking as far back at the Tea Party, in which that certain event had led to our eventual freedom from Great Britain. However, in our current society, certain acts that people label as 'Civil Disobedience' are actually acts that set us back as a country in terms of acceptance and forward progress.
Civil disobedience is the refusal to comply with certain laws as a non-violent form of protest to bring change among these laws. Henry David Thoreau, a highly educated activist for equality during the 1800’s, did not believe in the war against Mexico in the 1840’s, in which he would not pay his taxes in spite of these feelings. His illustration of civil disobedience landed him in jail, where he wrote “On the Duty of Civil Disobedience”; an essay stating the human rights against the government of which they are under in the form of non-violent protest to change certain laws. Thoreau and the March on Washington, effectively illustrated civil disobedience to bring change upon everyday thought and law during the time in which the events occurred
The history of African-Americans has come a long way through the years. They were first imported as slaves as property to do hard labor for their owners. With no freedom, they were forced to obey orders until a revolution appeared. It took a civil war to finally free blacks and to give them the right to be citizens of the country. It was then that the chains of slavery were finally broken, but the chain of discrimination still existed. Under racial segregation, colored people were not allowed to share public facilities and activities with white people. The Civil Rights Movement was then established with its goal to clear any segregation and discrimination against African Americans. In today’s society, discrimination has been banned, but a degree of segregation still exists in our community such as schools. Segregation has not yet ending. The civil disobedience of African-Americans can be examined be looking at its origin, the consequences they had to overcome, and the outcome after their fight to be equal.
In his 1849 essay “Civil Disobedience,” American writer Henry David Thoreau explained he had refused to pay his poll tax to the U.S. government for six years because he opposed the U.S. engaged in war with Mexico. This kind of “civil disobedience,” Thoreau
Simply put, civil disobedience is not only just, but is necessary in order to truly establish a "more perfect union." Henry David Thoreau said it best when he said "that government is best which governs not at all." Too often, it seems, the government oversteps its bounds, leaving those citizens it was created to protect left to their own devices, having to choose between what is legal and what is right. One of the most blatant examples of this in recent times is the implementation of the Health and Human Services (HHS) Mandate. Part of this mandate requires taxpayers to pay money that provides for contraceptives through their government mandated healthcare program. Many Christian denominations condemn contraceptives as being immoral. The requiring
Living in the Modern world, one will commonly see themselves flushed into Racism and Hate crimes, between all races. However, one race that is commonly overlooked in these quarrels is the Asian race. During the Right's movement, Which Included Black Rights, The “Yellow Power” movement, or asian rights stayed in the back, still fighting, but wasn’t as Publicized as the other. Overall, they fought, not only for their right but the rights of anyone who felt their rights were not quite met, or at least followed, but also gave a hand to those who wanted a better understanding all. Of course, like any Civil Disobedience, they ran into problems, either with
Civil disobedience allows change in a government by protecting someone’s beliefs and ending discrimination. By taking a stand for a person's belief it can give the opportunity for others to witness different sides to the situation.
Thoreau demands civil disobedience from his fellow countryman to correct the errors of the government in regards to slavery and the war of his time. Thoreau defines this concept as a deed of willful resistance, obtained by disobeying the hypocritical laws. One deed he offers his countrymen to consider as their deed of civil disobedience, is a refusal to pay taxes. Another deed, one Thoreau highly recommends, is to avert oneself from conspiring with the government in refusing to actively participate in it. Most importantly civil disobedience is civil. Meaning that the resistance to the government is peaceful and non-violent in it’s methods.
Protest Marches in 1960's Civil Rights Movement as A Nonviolent Tactic. "We will show around the world that it is a lie that rulers have said 'black people are satisfied with the present situation'" ("Electronic Journal," 2007, para. 3). This is the part of what Martin Luther King, Jr. said to explain how his nonviolent tactics work for acquiring civil rights of African Americans. In fact, nonviolent tactics contributed to several progresses of the civil rights movement, though it unfortunately shifted to violent ways later. In searlier civil rights movements, utilizing media, protest marches had big impact on the progresses of 1960's civil rights movements, and the marches was conducted as one of the most effective nonviolent tactics,