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Reply to Brand and Lenzner MARK BLITZ'S DUTY BOUND: RESPONSIBILITY AND AMERICAN PUBLIC LIFE Mark Blitz I would like to thank Steven Lenzner and Donald Brand for This further suggests that responsible citizens are not their thoughtful discussions of Duty Bound and kind words identical to responsible legislators, not only because government about it. also involves executives and judges, but also because our public Let me turn first to Mr. Lenzner's questions. My argument life is not identical to our government actions. I therefore is that our government works best when it employs the devoted only a few chapters directly to government in a book responsibility it is designed to promote. Responsibility is the about "responsibility and American public life." chief liberal virtue, the central eleAs for Mr. Lenzner's deeper quesment of the character that we need to tions, the simplest answer is that Even bold action is restrained, however, exercise our natural rights well. This because form and end differ they because of the usually limited goals does not mean that we always exercise always conflict in practice to some that devotion to natural rights and responsibility as we should, however, degree. Forms take on lives of their liberal character serve. Constitutional http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Good Society Penn State University Press

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The Good Society, Volume 16 (1) – May 23, 2007

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MARK BLITZ'S DUTY BOUND: RESPONSIBILITY AND AMERICAN PUBLIC LIFE Mark Blitz I would like to thank Steven Lenzner and Donald Brand for This further suggests that responsible citizens are not their thoughtful discussions of Duty Bound and kind words identical to responsible legislators, not only because government about it. also involves executives and judges, but also because our public Let me turn first to Mr. Lenzner's questions. My argument life is not identical to our government actions. I therefore is that our government works best when it employs the devoted only a few chapters directly to government in a book responsibility it is designed to promote. Responsibility is the about "responsibility and American public life." chief liberal virtue, the central eleAs for Mr. Lenzner's deeper quesment of the character that we need to tions, the simplest answer is that Even bold action is restrained, however, exercise our natural rights well. This because form and end differ they because of the usually limited goals does not mean that we always exercise always conflict in practice to some that devotion to natural rights and responsibility as we should, however, degree. Forms take on lives of their liberal character serve. Constitutional

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