“Civil Disobedience”, a short story written by Henry David Thoreau, is a novel written about the early stages of the American government and policies Thoreau believed they should follow. Although this document was written in 1846 all of the points that Thoreau makes are still valid today. Thoreau was a strong supporter of the common man; he didn’t believe that an all-powerful government could be effective. He worried about a strong government encroaching in on
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writing “Civil Disobedience” is a document everyone should be required to read. This document was drafted one hundred and fifty five years ago and its words still ring true. Our basic freedom is much to great to lose, much less the government of our own country. The power is with the people, we are the only ones who can make a change. A government cannot steal the freedom which Americans have fought and died for.