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Friday, July 29, 2011

The Common Good

"imagine a situation where police protection or the fire department only responded to those who had resources to pay for those protections.

A commitment to the common good recognizes that the community as a whole benefits from these kinds of services for which everyone contributes a part.

It only takes a slight expansion of our imaginations to understand how other issues of the common good require a common commitment.

Public education is a good place to start. Those committed to the common good are not just interested in having their own children receive a quality education, but are equally interested in all children knowing how to read, do math and understand history. The whole community benefits from an educated citizenry." From Ethics DailyClick here to read the full post.

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