"the work of comparatively a few individuals using the standing government as their tool; for in the outset, the people would not have consented to this measure"

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the work of comparatively a few individuals using the standing government as their tool; for in the outset, the people would not have consented to this measure

Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience