If we are going to beat the problem of contempt, we’re going to need something more radical than civility—something that speaks to our hearts’ desire. We need love.
Speeches by Topic | Citizenship
Political parties are an important and necessary part of our democracy. Citizens and politicians need to be involved and learn to compromise effectively.
Active engagement in the functioning of government and in addressing community concerns is an inherent responsibility of our citizenship and demands our best efforts.
Richard R. Beeman discusses the most influential people from the Constitutional Convention and how their work contributed to the America we know today.
...my hope is that we can as colleagues across campus think faithfully and diligently together about how we can make inquiry, creativity, and research a more effective part of how we not only transmit known information but, more important, how we enhance teaching by participating personally in the process of discovery and the creation of new knowledge.
David B. Magleby addresses the importance of participation in the election process and the problems for our democracy associated with the "vanishing voter."
Robert K. Goodwin, president and CEO of the Points of Light Foundation, calls on the BYU community, along with people everywhere, to join in the nationwide effort to get people involved in service. This involvement is the antidote for many of society's ills.
I am honored and humbled by this invitation. I pray for the Lord’s blessings that I may convey well to you the message I have and that you might receive it in the spirit by which it was prepared. I have titled these remarks “Accountable Citizenship,” a topic discussed in section 134 of the Doctrine and Covenants, the section about which I want to talk to you today. But I…
University of Chicago's Jean Bethke Elshtain calls for greater social responsibility and civic engagement to preserve the democracy we cherish.
The responsibilities of citizenship extend to all Latter-day Saints. It is our duty to do our part in "honoring, obeying, and sustaining the law."
In this 1993 Provo Freedom Festival fireside, Neal A. Maxwell calls for true patriotism: living so that we create a better country for future generations.
David B. Magleby shares interesting insights on the uniqueness, strengths, weaknesses, and trends of the American elections process.
The Constitution of the United States is divinely inspired. We ought to learn of it, to be grateful for it, and to defend it.
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The responsibilities of citizenship in this great country are ours, and we cannot neglect them. Be the kind of person that makes America a better place.
As the central government's power ever increases, we must protect our political freedom and show that we will take a stand as members of the Church.