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4/25/2017 7:42:44 PM
Posted: 10/24/2001 3:41:26 AM EDT
[url]http://www2.cybernex.net/~rlenat/civil1.html[/url] If you are in the gun culture, you must read this essay. Good stuff.
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 5:54:36 AM EDT
Truly a classic - with a catch: Thoreau was (for most practical purposes) a hermit with nothing to lose and a wealthy benifactor to bail him out of jail, the modern stigma of "have you ever been arrested? yes" did not really apply, and jails there & then were quite tolerable. The leaders of the American Revolution _truly_ understood "civil disobedience" - all knew they could lose everything, and many did lose a great deal indeed.
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