Responsibility American Citizen

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To Serve and to Protect “I... solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.” That is the oath soldiers who fight for our country pledge to; To serve and to protect, that is my responsibility to America. Responsibility. It is often exchanged between individuals, it signifies the state or fact of being responsible, answerable, or accountable for something within one's power, control, or management. Some believe …show more content…

Every soldier serving in all branches of our military, including all our veterans are perfect examples. Others have chosen to demonstrate their responsibility to America through serving in our government, trying to make a country an ideal one, attempting to solve the unsolvable. John F. Kennedy, discussed the responsibility American citizens have to our country. In May of 1963, he stated, “Equality of opportunity does not mean equality of responsibility. All Americans must be responsible citizens, but some must be more responsible than others, by virtue of their public or their private position, their role in the family or community, their prospects for the future, or their legacy from the past. Increased responsibility goes with increased ability, for ‘of those to whom much is given, much is required.’” John F. Kennedy, one of the many presidents to play an immense part in our country, through his dedication and responsibility to our country he accomplished amazing things. He revolutionized American politics, as well as, push our country to great lengths and although he never lived to see it, the United States was the first nation to have a man on the moon. He left a lasting impact on our

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