Consent By Dissent

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Consent by dissent means to give consent to something by not standing up against it and dissenting. Being a part of a group that is breaking the law and not saying anything to stop them is giving them consent in a silent way. For example, in a tyrannical dictatorship like North Korea, the citizens do not consent by dissent. The people in this country are controlled a lot and do not have freedoms like free speech or press. They do not have the ability to dissent without the very real possibility of being killed or captured by their government. When someone in a country such as the United States does not agree morally with something that is going on they have the ability to dissent. On page 88, it says “dissent implies consent, and is the hallmark

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