Civil Disobedience

According to Thoreau, how does his willingness to break the law improve government?

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According to Thoreau, breaking unjust laws forces the government to rethink and change those laws.....

If the injustice has a spring, or a pulley, or a rope, or a crank, exclusively for itself, then perhaps you may consider whether the remedy will not be worse than the evil; but if it is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law. Let your life be a counter-friction to stop the machine.


Civil Disobedience