It may be laid down as a primary position, and the basis of our system, that every Citizen who enjoys the protection of a Free Government, owes not only a proportion of his property, but even of his personal services to the defense of it. – George Washington.
Those who belong to God have interesting instructions when it comes to civic duty:
Then Jesus said to them, “Give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.” (Mark 12:17.)
But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ … . (Philippians 3:20.)
How does this play out for you – whether you live in the United States or elsewhere – in relation to your government?