Active citizenship begins with an envisioning of the desired outcome and a conscious application of spiritual principles.— Dennis Kucinich
Passioned Active Citizenship quotations
So plant your own gardens and decorate your soul instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
As citizens of this democracy, you are the rulers and the ruled, the law-givers and the law-abiding, the beginning and the end.
Young people must be included from birth.
A society that cuts itself off from its youth severs its lifeline; it is condemned to bleed to death.
The activity you're most avoiding contains your biggest opportunity.
Literacy unlocks the door to learning throughout life, is essential to development and health, and opens the way for democratic participation and active citizenship.
There is something inherently wrong, something out of accord with the ideals of representative democracy, when one portion of our citizenship turns its activities to private gain amid defensive war while another is fighting, sacrificing, or dying for national preservation.
I realized that public affairs were also my affairs.
I became active in politics because I saw the possibility, if we all sat back and did nothing, of a world in which there would no longer be any stages for actors to act on.
The person who sends out positive thoughts activates the world around him positively and draws back to himself positive results.
We feel a pathway to citizenship would reward illegal activity, .
.. Amnesty encourages further illegal immigration.
Industrial capitalism brought representative democracy, but with a weak public mandate and inert citizenry. The digital age offers a new democracy based on public deliberation and active citizenship.
Citizenship is what makes a republic - monarchies can get along without it.
Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
The women of my generation and my daughter's generation, they were very active in moving along the social change that would result in equal citizenship stature for men and women.
I was a proponent of the ERA. The women of my generation and my daughter's generation, they were very active in moving along the social change that would result in equal citizenship stature for men and women.
I always say there's no ticket of admission for active citizenship.
Anybody can get through that gate, and anybody can ask that basic question that gets the ball rolling.
Everyday has 1440 minutes. Be active for 30!
After multiple trips to Paris and being accused of participating in 'heinous' activities in regard to the state, I found my Romanian nationality revoked by 'presidential decree' in 1975. Because I hadn't asked for political asylum like everyone else, I had to live and travel with the infamous Nansen Passport from then on. This wasn't easy...I finally obtained my French citizenship in 1983.
There is nothing beyond the reach of ordinary citizens doing the daily work of democracy, and no problem too great to tackle with the power of active citizenship.
The only way we can keep our freedom is to work at it.
Not some of us. All of us. Not some of the time, but all of the time. So if you value your citizenship and you want to keep it for yourself and your children and their children, give it your faith, your belief, and give it your active support in civic affairs.
Don't mistake activity with achievement.
I believe in active citizenship, for men and women equally, as a simple matter of right and justice. I believe we will have better government in all of our countries when men and women discuss public issues together and make their decisions on the basis of their different areas of experience and their common concern for the welfare of their families and their world.
Today, not a numerous, but an active part of the German people are beginning to realize, not that they have been led astray, not that bad times await them, not that the war may end in defeat, but that what is happening is sin and that they are personally responsible for each terrible deed that has been committed - naturally, not in the earthly sense, but as Christians.
Our nation will succeed or fail to the degree that all of us - citizens and businesses alike - are active participanats in building strong, sustainable and enriching communities.