Republic isn’t really an again or back work — but to enjoy living in the United States there are things I need to do again and again.
One definition of a republic is: “A government in which supreme power resides in a body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by elected officers and representatives responsible to them and governing according to law.”
The United States is often referred to as a republic. This definition implies that citizens have rights and responsibilities.
To me fulflling those roles and responsibilities as a good citizen, creates a real patriot. I thought I’d share a few things that I think are the best.
- Voting. Voting makes you a true patriot, regardless of how bad the choices are — as a citizen of this country it’s you duty.
- Petitioning. Whether by calling, writing, or emailing, or even via protesting, assembling, and voicing, I have access to my elected officials and I can make my opinions and requests known to them. It’s my right and responsibility to do this.
- Understanding. It’s my responsibility to read diverse opinions on all the issues. Not just one side or the other. I should search for true journalism.
While I’m not always a flag-waving, fireworks-watching patriot, I love my country and what it promises, even though I often disagree vehemently with what it’s doing.
Happy Independence Day! ❤