By engaging in civic responsibility, citizens ensure and uphold certain democratic values written in the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights. In the article “Civil Responsibility” by Jennifer Self, she defines the main topic, “Civic Responsibility is defined as the “responsibility” of the citizen.” This means that civic responsibility is meant for citizens to do what they think is truly best for society. These values or duties include justice, freedom, equality, diversity, authority, privacy,property, and etc. Citizens are able to learn civic responsibility by engaging in service learning. Service learning is the concept of learning how to help or serve the needs of other people.
It is about person centred approaches which promotes individuality, this is also a tool that can be used for staff to reflect on how a service is suited to the citizen in their everyday lifestyle rather than how the same practice impacts different individuals. Reviewing and monitoring of outcome based practice is essential to receiving feedback on how the practice affects the individual, staff are able to work alongside the individual who gets support and discuss the positive impact as well as areas that could be improved to enhance the wellbeing of the citizen, it is very important the outcome based practice is realistic to the individual and not what they think they are expected to do. Additionally things change all the time so reviewing and monitoring the outcome based practice means that the feedback can help adapt the action plans or care plans to suit the individual, it needs to be person centred at all times, ensuring that the citizen is involved in the process of updating any information which supports the staff to apply an effective
Doing so enacts one of your basic responsibilities as a citizen, as well as shows that you are staying involved in your community and government. The serious lack of voter turnout contradicts this responsibility. There are individuals who speculate that it would be beneficial to make voting mandatory, with repercussions for those who do not vote. At the beginning of the course, I had believed that voting should be made mandatory. I thought that it would inspire people to vote, and would increase the numbers of turnout that way.
The beloved community is a community where all individuals are loved, supported and heard. Usually we like to talk about the aspects that brings a community together such as unity, but where there is community there also lies a form of bias. Within this bias certain individuals never get the chance to pose their ideas, have their voices heard, or shut down at the quickest possible moment because they wear their pants too low, weren’t fortunate to provide themselves with the same education, or simply don’t look the part. The community can’t stand in unity if people only pay homage to certain mindsets, skillsets, and personas. In my belief the beloved community needs to abide by the root of the word community; common unity.
Volunteering is a hallmark in society today. People all over the world are volunteering, forgoing their time in order to help others. Despite being presented as a duty in our culture, a responsibility good people carry out, volunteering has several beneficial factors. What many do not realize is volunteering does not singly impact those being helped, it also provides tremendous benefits to the volunteers themselves. Many presume this significant service method has little impact on the volunteer, but it actually affects volunteers in ways beyond what many people in today’s culture expect.
In order for a law to be valid it must uphold and support these basic goods, in order to help create a common good for the population. Since the law “you will not stand on the blood of your neighbor” protects an individuals right to life, which is the first basic good on Finnis’s list, this law is a valid law. In addition this law is valid because it also fulfills the basic good of practical reason, through the emphasis it places on watching out for other people thus fostering common good for society. Instead of focusing on the principles underlying the content or the goal of the law, Fuller chooses to explain a law’s validity based on procedural principals. According to Fuller, a law is only valid if it is enacted using the eight universal procedural principles, such as clarity and publication of the law .
Some citizens feel very strongly about how the environment should be treated and cared for but are unaware of how they could possibly do anything to benefit the cause. However, informed about volunteering in different programs, those citizens are given a constructive outlet to demonstrate their beliefs and values. Although, it does not have to only be about volunteering to help the environment; some citizens will also choose to volunteer to help others in need. The University of
First Importance of Freedom of Speech and Expression is the protection of democratic government. This freedom is essential for the proper functioning of the democratic process. The freedom of speech and expression is regarded as the first condition of liberty. Second importance of free speech as a basic and valuable feature of society cannot be underestimated. Freedom of speech serves a number of functions.
A healthy democracy is sustained by informing and making aware the citizens of conflicting and differing points of view and any inroads into the freedom of speech and expression, and any rules made in the form of imposing curbs thereon would violate Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution. Such are not saved by Article 19(2)9 of the Constitution. Freedom of speech is an essential feature of any genuine Democracy. The right of freedom of expression is crucial in a democracy, information ideas help to inform political debate and are essential to public accountability and transparency in government, for a democratic system to function, people have to be able to form their own ideas. One must be able to receive many different ideas and information, reflecting many different perspectives, before being able to see the truth.
According to a social audit that was conducted by the Social Justice Coalition, the current situation is unsanitary, unsafe and many people lack access to this basic facility. However, despite the demands made to the local municipality, the situation has not changed. Thus, while there is a very clear input that government should be processing through the political system in order to turn it into a favourable output, the sanitation issue in the township has stayed a mere demand. Despite the fact that South Africa does have a seemingly effective political system, it appears as if the pressure from citizens on government to turn their demands into policy, is essentially not