Exhibition Set – “Model Citizen”

Model
[mod-l]
noun
A person or thing regarded as an excellent example of a specified quality.

Do you obey the law? Even when the law is wrong? Do you set a good example to your fellow citizens and conform to the demands of your society’s rules when the only way to improve your society is in opposition to those laws? Would you have stood against the laws that legitimised slavery? Would you have stood against the laws that witheld the vote from women?
The ‘law of the land’ is established primarily by those that benefit most from it; it is only changed when a challenge is made to that establishment’s perceived entitlement of authority. And the self-perceived masters rarely like being reminded that they are, in fact, servants.
When the citizen feels subordinate to the public servant representatives they elect, then it’s time for a new model of citizenship.

 

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