Civil Disobedience

Essay by chris0401 February 2007

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People have different morals, values and beliefs on certain issues but it is those few that take action who can testify why they would risk their freedom for what they believe. The act of civil disobedience is acted upon to draw public awareness and take a stand for what one believes. They must believe strongly enough to put their freedom on the line. Civil disobedience helped us learn from the past, question the present and improve the future. There are many people who have taken a stand and influenced others by using civil disobedience. People such as Rosa Parks, Thoreau, and the many more that won't be known by name stood up for their beliefs. Civil disobedience is a form of protest and resistance usually in a non-violent way that is justifiably carried out in objection to a law.

I would consider breaking the law as a matter of conscience, because laws are made by humans and that means it is not perfect.

I would help illegal immigrants if I have a chance. Illegal immigration is a major concern of the U.S. The Pew Hispanic Center estimates 10,400,000 illegal immigrants reside in the United States, and somewhere between 2 and 3 million are estimated to live and work in California ( Even with lots of people they have no right to speak because they have stayed illegally in the U.S. They are welcome when the economy is going up. The U.S. tries to give illegal immigrants legal status to let them work in here, but it becomes a different story when the economy is going down. The government blames unemployment rate going up on the illegal immigrants, and it now tries to send them back to where they are from. Most of the illegal immigrants have low paying jobs...