The Teaching of Citizenship

The Teaching of Citizenship

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...brawn, he would make a swift appeal to the protecting power of his government. This theory of the protection of the government goes farther than a law against assault. Not only does the state forbid deliberate attack upon the persons of its citizens, it defends them against carelessness, whether individual or corporate. It compels one man to build his house so that his neighbor may be safe. The merchant knows that if his sign shall fall upon the Protects against carelessness, even carelessness of state passer-by and injure him, the state stands ready The Lesson to make him pay the damages. The manufac-of turer of powder knows that it is vain to build Protection his magazines and storehouses in the midst of the city; the state will not permit the lives of its people to remain in such jeopardy. The man who maintains a nuisance that may spread the germs of disease over a community receives a call from the Board of Health. In fact, the state carries this theory of protection so far that it protects citizens against its own carelessness. It provides that its own sidewalks must be kept in proper repair, and that, if any man shall receive injury by a fall caused by the carelessness of the municipality or commonwealth, the man shall have recourse to the city and state courts as against the city and state themselves! It seems an odd thing to say that government may protect its citizens against its own carelessness; but the records of many courts will show where a state has decided against itself and has assessed damages out of its own treasury. The importance of this function of government has grown with the extension of great The Lesson corporations. Where responsibility is not cenof tered in some one person, carelessness is easier Protection because the...
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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236642783
  • 9781236642783