Letter: Be a ‘Good Citizen’

May. 10, 2014 @ 11:04 PM

To the editor:

It’s not hard to see and understand that America’s number one dilemma is that we the people have lost our moral and ethical compass. And while religion fights an “all or nothing” war, our generations and nation suffer tragic losses of life and freedoms. It’s now time for agreement without need of compromise. And in so doing, I hereby propose the following “Good Citizen’s Code” to be recited daily and taught in all public school classrooms.

As a Good Citizen:

• I will respect and promote the laws and ideals present in our state and U.S. constitutions.

• I will act and deal fairly and honestly with all people and in all matters.

• I will help and, when necessary, defend those in need.

• I will show kindness and mercy to others.

• I recognize that my participation in a well-functioning society is necessary to its success and my happiness.

• I am a Good Citizen.

The effect of putting this into the minds and hearts of our youth will have an immediate and positive impact on public attitudes and crime. No offense can be taken. And from these youth the understanding and desire will enter into the home and workplace, and eventually into government. We are what we believe we are. I am a good citizen.

Gary Morgan