In addition to the legal obligations wliiok attadi to eitizenship in anyS tate mhhU gyet its form of goirenmient, there are moral obH gationB wbieh inr erease in force in proportion to the merits of that government and the henefienee of its rale. Bet especially great are the moral obligations which rest upon the citizen when as in the United States, he is given a participating voice in the determination ef pnblie policies; for the welfare of the eoontrjr is thus vested not in the hands of a few men but in the people themselves. Upon their intelligent judgment the decirion must be founded whether or not the Kbt tion shall be guided by the highest ideakof juA tiee and humanity, and the. actions of its government wisely conceived and efficiently executed.
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