If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.Author: C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity, Source: http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/C.S._Lewis
In the representative system, the reason for everything must publicly appear. Every man is a proprietor in government, and considers it a necessary part of his business to understand. It concerns his interest, because it affects his property. He examines the cost, and compares it with the advantages; and above all, he does not adopt the slavish custom of following what in other governments are called LEADERS.Author: Thomas Paine, Source: Rights of Man, p. 123
Author: Bill Vaughn, Source: Unknown
A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election.
At a time when most of our public discourse concerns rights, it may seem strange to speak of responsibilities. But a democratic republic needs patriotic citizens who are fulfilling their responsibilities as well as claiming their rights. No society is so secure that it can withstand continued demands for increases in citizen rights without producing corresponding increases in the fulfillment of citizen responsibilities. Responsibilities like honesty, respect for personal and property rights, self-reliance, and willingness to sacrifice for the common good are basic to the governance and preservation of our nation.Author: Dallin H. Oaks, Source: http://www.inspiredconstitution.org/talks/DHO_citizenship.html
Our whole society really rests on the capacity of its citizens to give 'obedience to the unenforceable.'Author: Neal A. Maxwell, Source: Freedom Festival, Provo, 1993
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