Citizenship – Obligations Of Citizen and its Consequences


In this situation, in order to prevent an unpleasant outcome, one does not require the approval of one’s conscience as to whether the execution of such a duty is right or wrong, but outright obedience.

There are civic duties, responsibilities, or obligations which citizens are obliged, by law to undertake for the state. These duties are performed in exchange for the protection the state provides. Some of these obligations include:

  1. Paying of taxes
  2. Obeying the laws of the state
  3. Participating in the political process
  4. Protection of public property
  5. Defense of the state and crime prevention

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Consequences Of Not Performing Civic Duties

There are disadvantages or better still consequences if citizens don’t perform their constitutional duties and obligations. They include:

  1. Lack of orderliness in the state.
  2. Arrest by the government in authority when laws are broken.
  3. State of anarchy especially when citizens don’t vote for their leaders.
  4. Lack of development in the state especially when citizens don’t pay taxes.
  5. State of oppression of the citizens by the government when they don’t speak.

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