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Citizenship includes civic virtues and duties that prescribe how we ought to behave as part of a community.

The good citizen knows the laws and obeys them, yes, but that’s not all. She volunteers and stays informed on the issues of the day, the better to execute her duties and privileges as a member of a self-governing democratic society.

He/She does more than her “fair” share to make society work, now and for future generations.

Such a commitment to the public sphere can have many expressions, such as conserving resources, recycling, using public transportation and cleaning up litter.

The good citizen gives more than she takes.

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