Responsibilities In America

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You hear a lot about "rights" in America. You have a right to many things in this great country of ours but You don’t hear much about responsibilities. Responsibilities are quite the opposite of rights. In fact, the only reason we have rights at all is because there are people who own up and fulfil their responsibilities. The fact of the matter is if you ask people what their responsibilities as Americans are, you 'll usually get blank face and maybe a poorly thought out statement about jury duty or paying taxes. When I go about my responsibilities as an american my opinion may be a bit bias but the freedoms and rights we enjoy in this country are incomparable to any other nation. For this reason there are certain responsibilities that to any american should be easy to fulfil. We should make our own way to success. No one else owes you anything, not the government and not other taxpayers. You should care enough about your fellow citizens to not leech off of them and take the hard earned money that could be used for so many, better, more productive things. On the other hand although if by some set of bad circumstances you cannot support yourself for a legitimate reason you still should not be proud of just…show more content…
You should also be responsible for being a good person. This isn 't just some off the wall concept either as Samuel Adams said, “A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their virtue then will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader.” The people of America realized long ago ago honest, honorable, just, truthful society with a love for industry and Godliness and a respect for the law will prosper. If the people are no good than no matter how good a leader, or how well the constitution is written, or how fortuitous we are, our nation is
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