Civil Disobedience


Two acts of civil disobedience in the twentieth-century history of the United States: (1) In the 1920s much of the population decided to ignore the constitutional prohibition on alcohol consumption, and (2) in 1980s they decided to ignore the 55-mile-per-hour speed limit.

Their decisions ultimately destroyed those restrictions, which failed because the cost of enforcement especially surveillance, was incompatible with a free society.

~ Here Comes Everybody, by Clay Shirky
Pause and Think Thursday, 05 March 2009 SingaporeDemocrats Print