Today is the birthday of Henry David Thoreau. So let us take a few moments to celebrate this great American. What makes Walden a masterpiece is its combination of a transcendental appreciation of nature and a surprisingly humorous flinty-dry wit. Such as:. In addition to being a great writer, many consider Henry David Thoreau to be the father of the environmental movement.
Henry David Thoreau
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Obergefell v. Hodges was decided by five robed justices, but only one man both wrote and signed his name to the majority opinion. The four concurring justices chose to concur silently, adding nothing more than their signatures. This case is the brainchild of one man. That man and his state of mind—indeed, his character—matter. Recently, Justice Anthony Kennedy dismissed conscientious objectors to Obergefell, such as Kim Davis, by pointing out that very few Christian judges resigned when the Nazis imposed the Nuremberg Laws on Germany. Yet same-sex marriage, and indeed Obergefell, would be impossible without Henry David Thoreau.
Summary Of Resistance To Civil Government By Henry David Thoreau
I think that I cannot preserve my health and spirits, unless I spend four hours a day at least—and it is commonly more than that—sauntering through the woods and over the hills and fields, absolutely free from all worldly engagements. You may safely say, A penny for your thoughts, or a thousand pounds. When sometimes I am reminded that the mechanics and shopkeepers stay in their shops not only all the forenoon, but all the afternoon too, sitting with crossed legs, so many of them—as if the legs were made to sit upon, and not to stand or walk upon—I think that they deserve some credit for not having all committed suicide long ago. It would be decades after his death years ago—on, to be precise, May 6, —before Walden would come to be appreciated as the classic of American literature that it is, and although it is in print in many editions today, poor Henry David never earned a cent in royalties from the book.
However, simply leaving an occupation leads to serious. Imagine then, civic resistance that is rooted in non-violence. Most people would not give such resistance any chance of success against muscle and weapons.