In Walterboro, South Carolina, a thriving self-advocacy group meets each month to learn about advocacy.  However, the interesting twist in this group is that once they had mastered the ins and outs of their rights, they turned to learn what their responsibilities are as good citizens.

The interesting part is that the members have found much more to learn about in regard to their responsibilities than in their rights.  They are seeing that becoming a good citizen is more about what they can do for their country,  not what their country can do for them.   

But their time isn’t just spent learning.  They plan trips and events.  Even their fund-raisers are fun times as they work together to help each other.

Many of us strive to tap into the joys of being a good citizen of our nation.  Perhaps it is good to look at our responsibilities, as well as our rights.

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