Letters to the Editor

What has happened to civic virtue?

What has happened to civic virtue in a time we need it more than ever? Where is it? Republican forms of government, more than any other, need officials and citizens practicing civic virtue.

Civic virtue is the moral code of citizens emphasizing participating in politics to promote the common good. Civic virtue demands civility, social cooperation, honesty, courage, being informed about current events and ability to reason and deliberate based on evidence about matters of public concern.

The practice of these obligations has become ossified to be replaced with...

 

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