What Are Some Examples of Civic Duties?

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Some examples of civic duties include paying taxes, serving on a jury and obeying the law. As a citizen of the United States, a person is expected to take full advantage of the rights citizenship entails and hold up his or her responsibilities and duties.

Civic duty is an unwritten rule that says citizens of a country owe some kind of loyalty and allegiance to their government. This loyalty is shown by participating in civil duties and, as is the case with jury duty, punishment is handed out to those people who don't comply.

Often, people take civic duty or responsibility to a higher level than doing just what is expected of them. Many people help out in the community or advocate for groups who are lacking a voice. They provide an excellent example for the rest of their community by always following the rules and helping out when possible. They encourage people to vote and stand up for what they believe in and they do everything they can to promote goodwill within their neighborhoods, cities, states and country.

People who set out to be leaders must have a strong sense of civic responsibility. They must be willing to show they are honest, ethical and care about others.