Responsibility is the Greatest Right of Citizenship

The Colorado Citizen seeks to build a community of engaged citizens who believe that citizenship bestows more than rights but also duties, and that fulfilling these duties is a privilege.   If this sounds like you, then please visit us often.  We hope to bring you the best by “covering what matters, bettering our communities.”

“Since the days of Greece and Rome when the word ‘citizen’ was a title of honor, we have often seen more emphasis put on the rights of citizenship than on its responsibilities. And today, as never before in the free world, responsibility is the greatest right of citizenship and service is the greatest of freedom’s privileges.”


Speech, University of San Francisco Law School, San Francisco, California, September 29, 1962.

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