Ethics are passed down to us from many sources, two being family and religion. They are a vital part of citizenship, and morality and virtue are character traits that can engender a communal set of values and a loving, caring society. Family values and morals are valuable in that they are used to define the ethics that are the infrastructure of our society.
Ethics courtesy of family, religion, and other sources often define us as people. They are also a critical part of our citizenship and shape how we interact in society. Morality and virtue may seem subjective, but there is such a thing as right and wrong.
Ethics are often instilled at an early age, and the effects of family and religion on this process can't be undersold. The true measure of citizenship is applying those ethical stances, whether they represent morality, virtue, or something else to you, for the greater good.
Ethics are the cornerstone of our society, and family and religion often help us define our ethical stances. Citizenship carries with it a responsibility to live in a positive manner. Values may seem indefinable, but there is a code within a society that defines right and wrong. Many believe in the tenet of family values. Others define their morals in different ways. No matter how you define them, they remain the infrastructure of all our lives.