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Civil Disobedience

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Ralph Waldo Emerson

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I picked this quote from Civil Disobedience because, it expressed the transcendenalist idea clearly. The qoute talks about a government and how it was recently made though, its considered a tradition. The government wants to push itself at the americans but it loses integrity along the way. The quote also explains that mankind can change the government and bend it as he may and soon everyone is going to want to change the government and it will eventually crumble to pieces. The Trascendentalist view of this comes out in the sarcastic tone of the quote if the government wasn't made the world in Thoreau's mind would have been simpiler and less complicated. Having no government would be easier and eryone would be able to enjoy the true manings of life.

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Civil DisobedienceThis Amercan government-what is it but a tradition, though a recent one,endeavoring to transmit itself unimpaired to posterity, but each instant losing some of its integrityit has not the vitality and force of a single living man; for a single man can bend it ti his will. It is a sort of wooden gun to the people themselves; and, if ever they should use it in earnest as a real one against each other, it will surely split.


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