They should express their opposition through acts of civil disobedience, such as refusing to pay taxes. Citizens of good conscience should actively oppose unjust government policies through nonviolent resistance, such as refusal to pay taxes.
He used the word transcendental to refer to intuitive or innate knowledge Among them was Mohandas K.
(Mahatma) Gandhi (1869-1948), the great Indian leader.
Obligations to pay taxes to the state or to submit to its authority normally fall into the second category of particular obligations.
Thoreau insists that he did not consent to them, and that he therefore is not bound by them and instead follows the demands of his own conscience (notably his opposition to the enforcement of slavery and to the war with Mexico).