A Quote by Joe McGinnis on citizenship

The citizen does not so much vote for a candidate as make a psychological purchase of him.

Joe McGinnis

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A Quote by Jeff Cooper on citizenship, family, police, and privacy

The police cannot protect the citizen at this stage of our development, and they cannot even protect themselves in many cases. It is up to the private citizen to protect himself and his family, and this is not only acceptable, but mandatory.

Jeff Cooper (1920 -)

Source: 1993

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A Quote by Jeff Cooper on citizenship, constitution, duty, fatherhood, individuality, military, people, responsibility, understanding, and weapons

All the people constitute the militia - according to the Founding Fathers. Therefore every able-bodied man has a duty under the Constitution to become part of the "well-regulated" militia, specifically to understand and perform well with the individual weapon currently issued to the regular establishment. . . . Thus one who has not qualified himself with the M-16 may not be considered to be a responsible citizen.

Jeff Cooper (1920 -)

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on citizenship, men, and nature

Before Man made us citizens, great Nature made us men.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: On the Capture of Fugitive Slaves near Washington.

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on behavior, citizenship, civil rights, equality, judgment, justice, laws, liberty, men, politics, reason, and rules

It is to law alone that men owe justice and liberty. It is this salutary organ, of the will of all which establishes in civil rights the natural equality between men. It is this celestial voice which dictates to each citizen the precepts of public reason, and teaches him to act according to the rules of his own judgment and not to behave inconsistently with himself. It is with this voice alone that political leaders should speak when. they command.

Jacques Rousseau (1712 - 1778)

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A Quote by J. Edgar Hoover on citizenship, crime, laws, responsibility, and truth

Above all, I would teach him to tell the truth. . . . Truth-telling, I have found, is the key to responsible citizenship. The thousands of criminals I have seen in 40 years of law enforcement have had one thing in common: Every single one was a liar.

J. Edgar Hoover (1895 - 1972)

Source: "What I Would Tell a Son" in Family Weekly, 14 Jul 1963.

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A Quote by Isaiah Bowman on citizenship, clarity, conscience, education, good, maturity, nobility, respect, sharing, society, and world

Citizenship comes first today in our crowded world. . . . No man can enjoy the privileges of education and thereafter with a clear conscience break his contract with society. To respect that contract is to be mature, to strengthen it is to be a good citizen, to do more than your share under it is to be noble.

Isaiah Bowman (1878 - 1950)

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A Quote by Herbert Clark Hoover on citizenship, enthusiasm, hope, idealism, and men

The priceless treasure of boyhood is his endless enthusiasm, his high store of idealism, his affections and his hopes. When we preserve these, we have made men. We have made citizens and we have made Americans.

Herbert Clark Hoover (1874 - 1964)

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on children, citizenship, death, god, life, and sons

Living is death; dying is life - On this side of the grave we are exiles, on that, citizens; on this side, orphans; on that, children; on this side captives; on that freemen; on this side, disguised, unknown; on that, disclosed and proclaimed as the sons of God.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

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A Quote by Henry James, Jr. on citizenship and generations

Novelist-Citizen of Two Countries Interpreter of his Generation on both Sides of the Sea. New York April 15, 1843 London February 28, 1916

Henry James (1843 - 1916)

Source: (City of Cambridge Cemetery; Cambridge, Massachusetts)

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