quotes tagged with 'citizenship'

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._LewisSaved by joeyday in heaven world experience christianity desire citizenship satisfy explanation another 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
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. 123Saved by cboyack in politics government public leader citizen republic statesman citizenship representation 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election.

Author: Bill Vaughn, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in america war vote election democracy citizenship 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
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.htmlSaved by cboyack in liberty government freedom nation patriotism duty responsibility right citizenship 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
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, 1993Saved by cboyack in government society obedience law persuasion force citizenship 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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