Responsibility is the price of rights


Submitted by: Daniel Picha, Fountain City, in response to Judith Eger, Winona


“You can’t make me,” they say. Do you smoke inside buildings? NO. Do you wear a seat belt? Yes. Do you stop at red lights and stop signs? Yes. Why? Because the government makes laws for public safety and because decent people in civilized societies show respect and care for fellow human beings even if it’s not the law. “You can’t make me” is the response a young child having a tantrum makes to their parents who are trying to teach them to be responsible, good, caring people. Citizenship carries both rights and responsibilities.  Wear a mask.

- Credit to author Susan Richards, Sylvania


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