- Is Thoreau’s concept of civil disobedience compatible with democratic government? Why/not?
- Thoreau asks somewhat rhetorically, “Must the citizen ever for a moment, or in the least degree, resign his conscience to the legislator?” What do you interpret this statement to mean? How would you answer this question?
- According to Thoreau, why do unjust laws exist?
- What do you think Thoreau’s message is when he writes, “After the first blush of sin comes indifference?”