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Civil Disobedience Essay

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Free Resource (#473) - January 11th, 2008
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Civil Disobedience (from Voices in the Dark)

Civil Disobedience (from ejunto.com)

In this classic essay by Henry David Thoreau, he stresses that individuals should not allow governments to rule over their conscience by forcing them to contribute to injustices through taxes or other support. Thoreau advocates breaking laws in a civil manner if one believes they are unjust. This essay would go on to influence Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., and many others.

It's available as an MP3 download from Voices in the Dark with fine narration by Dawn Keenan. It is also available from ejunto.com on MP3 download where it is well narrated by Andrew Julow. Take your pick.

Civil Disobedience (from ejunto.com)

Civil Disobedience (from Voices in the Dark)

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