ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION No. 232
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
INTRODUCED JANUARY 11, 2005
Assemblyman JON M. BRAMNICK
District 21 (Essex, Morris, Somerset and Union)
Assemblyman GORDON M. JOHNSON
District 37 (Bergen)
Encourages residents of New Jersey to treat one another civilly.
CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT
An Assembly Resolution encouraging residents to treat one another civilly.
Whereas, The root word of "civility" means to be "a member of a household;" and
Whereas, There are rules of civility that allow us to live peacefully within society, just as there are certain rules that allow family members to live peacefully within a household; and
Whereas, The Greek Philosopher Aristotle saw civility as a form of friendship, which he understood as a mutual feeling of goodwill; and
Whereas, Aristotle believed that humans are capable of promoting another person's interest without regard for their own; and
Whereas, We are all interconnected and not traveling alone in life;
Whereas, New Jersey is the only state in which all counties are classified as metropolitan areas; and
Whereas, The dense population of this State makes it easy to get frustrated, especially while waiting in line or sitting in traffic; and
Whereas, In an effort to enrich the lives of residents of this State, impolite and antagonistic behavior should be curtailed without the creation of new laws; and
Whereas, Increased courtesy and respect amongst residents will reduce stress and make daily tasks more enjoyable; and
Whereas, A chain of goodwill would increase throughout the stores, streets, and neighborhoods of New Jersey, even with just the slightest effort of each individual; now, therefore,
Be It Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
1. This House hereby encourages all residents of New Jersey to join with the leaders of the State in a campaign towards civility and kindness to all.
This resolution encourages all residents of New Jersey to join with the leaders of the State in a campaign towards civility, kindness and respect to all.