An argument that people should not permit governments to overrule their consciences, and that people have a duty to avoid allowing such acquiescence to enable the government to make them the agents of injustice. (Original title: Resistance to Civil Government)
"That government is best which governs least" - "That government is best which governs not at all"
On the Duty of Civil Disobedience - Henry David Thoreau 2014-01-07
[1849, original title: Resistance to Civil Government]