Socrates Defense In Crito

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Socrates' defense in Crito echoes the social contract theory, which reminds us that we, in our conscious decision to remain in a state, agree to uphold the moral, political, and legal obligations of that state in exchange for protection, security, and stability; in the case of non-citizens, this notion rings especially true as those who lack citizenship are morally bound to the obligations of the state from which they seek natural rights and privileges. Socrates' defense in Crito serves as a reminder that the legal and political obligations promulgated by the state are morally binding--an indiscriminate binding of all those who choose consciously to live in and benefit from the state, including non-citizens. This ties directly to another point
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