On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau
American essayist, poet, and philosopher Henry Thoreau argues on this text that citizens must disobey the rule of law if those laws prove to be unjust. He draws from his own experience and elaborates on why he refused to pay taxes as a way to protest slavery and the Mexican War. Thoreau further explains that there are two laws: the laws of men and the higher laws of God and humanity. If the laws of men are unjust, then one has every right to disobey them.