civil disobedience

A Quote by Howard Zinn on civil disobedience, obedience, dictators, war, death, killings, poverty, starvation, jail, and theives

Civil disobedience. . . is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that numbers of people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of the leaders of their government and have gone to war, and millions have been killed because of this obedience. . Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity and war and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves, and all the while the grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem.

Howard Zinn

Source: Failure to Quit, Pg. 45

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by Dr Kevorkian on civil disobedience, law, and rebellion

 

"You think I'm going to obey the law? You're crazy,"  -Dr. Kevorkian

Dr Kevorkian

Contributed by: Brian

A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on civil disobedience, political, philosophy, american, 1800s, independent, progressive, trancendentalist, and dissent

Cast your whole vote, not a strip of paper merely, but your whole influence. A minority is powerless while it conforms to the majority; it is not even a minority then; but it is irresistible when it clogs by its whole weight.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: Civil Disobedience

Contributed by: J. Clifford

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