Governmental Action for Social Welfare by Jeremiah Whipple JenksGovernmental Action for Social Welfare by Jeremiah Whipple Jenks

Governmental Action for Social Welfare

byJeremiah Whipple Jenks

Paperback | January 17, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1910. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... It has already been intimated that in all actions looking toward social progress some individual must take the initiative and very frequently this individual may not be an official. Any intelligent man interested in social reform may think out the best way of bringing about a reform, even though it is to be by governmental act. He may then prepare an appropriate bill, have it presented to the legislature by influential friends and take an active part in securing its passage. Perhaps ninetenths of the best work of individuals in the direction of social reform has been done by public-spirited citizens not interested in officeholding for themselves. Each of us should keep in mind our responsibility for the welfare of the community. Young men often feel that they cannot do much in the way of influencing social conditions, particularly conditions of government, unless they secure an office. It is doubtless the business of a political party to carry out its program and fulfil its promises, and in order to do this the party must secure the offices in any honest way possible. So far as the individual, however, is concerned, it is not necessary that he get a public office either for himself or for his friends in order to promote social reform through the legislature or through any other branch of government. It is sufficient to make himself the best-informed person available on his subject and then use the influence that he can bring to bear upon the legislature to act for the good of the people of the state. While in some individual cases, doubtless, we shall find members of the legislature who are corrupt, and, while most of them like other men are naturally inclined to favor their own interests, most of them will still feel that it is to their interest as well a...
Title:Governmental Action for Social WelfareFormat:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:January 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217217060

ISBN - 13:9780217217064