Take a few moments to reflect on what it means to live in a democracy. We enjoy a wide variety of freedoms and rights in the United States, but rights often come with obligations (similar to a contract). Do you think that we, as citizens, have any obligations to the U.S. political system and to our fellow citizens in exchange for the benefits that our representative government provides? Explain your response.

Your journal entry must be at least 200 words in length. No references or citations are necessary.