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What makes a good citizen? A good citizen is a person who obeys the laws of his country, contributes to society and participates in public affairs with wisdom. Good citizenship is closely tied to the concept of civic duty, the idea that citizens have responsibilities they must fulfill with regard to their country.

Cub Scouts help others and are good citizens.

What is the difference between unlimited and limited governments?

A limited government works to ensure that the leaders of the government are unable to abuse or misuse powers. It forces the people who have authority and law-making abilities to obey laws. It creates control of the people who are in power to protect the rights of the individuals and citizens.

An unlimited government gives sole power to one person or to a small group of people. The people who live under this unlimited government system have no way of restraining the power of the rulers. The rulers are free to do as they wish without any checks or balances. This is a non-constitutional government without any control over the ruler's power. Many totalitarian governments regulate the lives of each individual in the country. This does not give people the opportunity to make their own choices or to offer up their own ideas about their society.

There are many freedoms that are lost to people who live in unlimited government nations including the freedom to enter into contracts, the freedom to choose one's own employment, freedom to own and sell property, freedom of press and freedom of religion.


Unlimited vs. limited governments


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