Tag Archives: Citizenship

Thoughts On Understanding Civics and Citizenship

Thoughts on Understanding Civics and Citizenship – Michael Doyle Results from Taking the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Practice Test:           The practice test was taken three times to see what types of questions were asked and how much these … Continue reading

Posted in Thought For the Day | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Principles: The Power of the People To Establish Government Presupposes the Duty of Individuals To Be Good Citizens

“The very idea of the power and the right of the people to establish government presupposes the duty of every individual to obey the established government.” – George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796 You may read the entirety of this address … Continue reading

Posted in First Principles | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Principles: The Right To Vote Is A Solemn Duty To God and Country

“Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual — or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he … Continue reading

Posted in First Principles | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Principles: The Right to Vote Is A Solemn Trust

“Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual — or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he … Continue reading

Posted in First Principles | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thought For the Day: Citizens Must Keep Government From Error

“It is not the function of the government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the government from falling into error.” —Justice Robert H. Jackson (1892-1954) If nothing else this … Continue reading

Posted in Thought For the Day | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Principles: Bad Men Cannot Be Good Citizens

“Bad men cannot make good citizens. A vitiated state of morals, a corrupted public conscience are incompatible with freedom.” – Patrick Henry Those who say that what a person does in private does not concern the public square might want … Continue reading

Posted in First Principles | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment