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Take a few moments to reflect on what it means to live in a democracy. We enjoy a wide variety of freedoms and rights in the United States, but rights often come with obligations (similar to a contra... ct). Do you think that we, as citizens, have any obligations to the U.S. political system and to our fellow citizens in exchange for the benefits that our representative government provides? Explain your response. Your journal entry must be at least 200 words in length. No references or citations are necessary Democracy is a system where people have the right to vote for their leaders. A system of government that is democratic entails vesting supreme power to citizens through representatives who are periodically voted for. Generally, democracy involves enjoyment of variety of rights and freedom in a given state. In the United States, there is right and freedom to religion, speech, press, assembly and freedom to petition the government. Together, these rights makes the United States citizens the freest in the world. The government establishes these rights in the constitution thus protecting individual citizens regardless of religion, culture and background. However, these rights and freedom come with obligations and responsibilities that is the civic duty to attain societal standards. The mandatory obligations of the United States citizens include payment of taxes, services to the jury upon summoning, registration with selective services, voting, community involvement and obeying the laws. Just to expound on a few, all citizens are obliged to pay their taxes in all forms including the federal, local, the state, the social security and sales tax. The US federal law requires that all citizens above the age of 18 years to 25 years should register with the selective services. Those who do not register are subject to prosecution and if convicted they be fined or serve a maximum of five years in prison. That is just but a few of the obligations that the United States citizens have to the political system Question2 In Unit II, we examined the U.S. Constitution and how it was developed. The Constitution begins with the words, “We the People,” which is in reference to the citizens of the United States. What do you think it means to be the “we” in “We the People”? What does it mean to be a citizen of the United States? Be as specific as possible. Your journal entry must be at least 200 words in length. No references or citations are necessary. The constitution of the United States structured a system of governance that derives its power from its citizens. It starts with the words “we the people” that is a preamble suggesting it draws its authority and power from the people. The phrase is generally understood to mean its citizens. It is thought to mean that all individuals who live in the [Show More]

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