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25. Society / B. The State / 4. Citizenship

[being a full member of a political state]

8 ideas
Diogenes said he was a citizen of the world [Diog. Laertius on Diogenes of Sin.]
Children are not born into citizenship of a state [Locke]
Anyone who enjoys the benefits of a state has given tacit consent to be part of it [Locke]
You can only become an actual member of a commonwealth by an express promise [Locke]
We all owe labour in return for our keep, and every idle citizen is a thief [Rousseau]
Political laws are fundamental, as they firmly organise the state - but they could still be changed [Rousseau]
Citizens should be independent of each other, and very dependent on the state [Rousseau]
A citizen is a subject who is also sovereign [Rousseau]