In his essay "Civil Disobedience," Henry David Thoreau wrote "That government is best which governs least." Which answer best shows how this motto reflects transcendentalist principles?
An ideal government does not exist, so anarchy is best for a nation.
Citizens require the government to define the difference between right and wrong.
Government can act as an impediment to the will and morality of individual men.
An ideal nation is one that is not governed by a monarchy or dictatorship.
Government on a large scale is inefficient and should be managed at the state level.
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He means that a government should not intrude on people's lives. So given that what do you think is a good response? @garrett20three
An ideal nation is one that is not governed by a monarchy or dictatorship? @Firesoulblade
Yes. Because he wrote this while in jail for not paying taxes. So a monarchy/ dictatorship intrudes the lives of others. So that is the correct answer