26 December, 02:42
It is not the function of our Government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the Government from falling into error. - Robert H. Jackson (1892-1954),
What does this quotation mean?
A) Government is only as functional as its weakest link, so only strong people should participate.
B) The government makes as many errors and mistakes as the average United States citizen
C) The United States government can run well without the constant supervision of its citizens.
D) Citizens should not expect the government to take care of them; rather, citizens must take care of it.
26 December, 03:29
D. Jackson expresses the opinion that it is a citizen's job to keep the government from falling into disarray, and thereby D is the only choice that makes sense in that context.
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