What was Thoreau’s view on civil disobedience, or nonviolent resistance?

What was Thoreau’s view on civil disobedience, or nonviolent resistance?

What was Thoreau’s view on civil disobedience, or nonviolent resistance?

What was Thoreau’s view on civil disobedience, or nonviolent resistance?

Henry David Thoreau’s view on nonviolent civil disobedience was that it was absolutely necessary as a way to combat unjust laws.Thoreau believed that laws were made by human beings and were therefore liable to be flawed.  He also believed that there was a higher law, made by God, that people should always obey.  When the two laws clashed, people ought to obey the higher law.Thoreau did not believe in violence (although he contradicted this by supporting John Brown).  He thought that people should break the law and pay the price of doing so to show how deeply they believed.This is a noble point of view, but it ends up leaving to the individual the right to decide which laws to follow and which to break.
What was Thoreau’s view on civil disobedience, or nonviolent resistance?