Essay on A Duty Is A Moral Or Legal Obligation

1170 Words Dec 8th, 2016 5 Pages
A duty is a moral or legal obligation; a responsibility. They are meant to be upheld by the individuals within a society, and they all differ depending on what the situation is. In the situation of being a United States citizen, there are many duties assigned. Taxes have to be paid, jobs have to be filled, and wars have to be fought. Some of the roles the U.S. Government plays involve creating opportunities and providing protection for citizens. The tasks listed are just few among many but are pertinent to success within the society. One duty of the citizen is to be a productive member of society. The economy is based on the buying and selling of consumer goods. New product cannot be made without the purchase of what already exists. The purchase cannot take place unless there is something there to buy. In other words, one cannot exist without the other. Where does the citizen’s role fall in to place? They are the ones who are buying product. This can only be done with some form of currency. Acquiring currency is done by having a place in the workforce. Not only does money have to be spent on toys, vehicles, clothes, and food, but “you have a responsibility to pay your own bills” and taxes “and not be a leech.”(Hawkins). The economy will fail, as it has before, without monetary productivity. Playing the part as the productive citizen is not done alone. A component also involved is the opportunities the Government should provide in order for currency to be obtained. Years…

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