Elements of Civil Government

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Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 61,176 / 199 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 67.4
LoC Category: J
Downloads: 813
Added to site: 2006.09.03
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Genre: Politics
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he others. The better citizen a person is of one of these governments the better citizen he is of all governments under which he lives.

DEFINITION.--Each of us is a member of some family. We were born into the family circle, and our parents first taught us to obey. By insisting upon obedience, parents govern their children, and thus keep them from evil and from danger. The family, then, is a form of government, established for the good of the children themselves, and the first government that each of us must obey.

PURPOSES.--The family exists for the rearing and training of children, and for the happiness and prosperity of parents. All children need the comforts and restraints of home life. They are growing up to be citizens and rulers of the country, and should learn to rule by first learning to obey. The lessons of home prepare them for life and for citizenship.


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