A Good Citizen

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Col. Theodore Roosevelt and his “Rough Riders” on San Juan Hill, July 1898 (source)

“The first requisite of a good citizen in this Republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his weight; that he shall not be a mere passenger, but shall do his share in the work that each generation of us finds ready to hand; and, furthermore, that in doing his work he shall show, not only the capacity for sturdy self-help, but also self-respecting regard for the rights of others.”

– Theodore Roosevelt,
“Speech at New York” (November 11th, 1902)

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