Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.

In a world of inhumanity, war and terrorism, American citizenship is a very precious possession.

Government health care changes the relationship between the citizen and the state, and, in fact, I think it's an assault on citizenship.

You want to defend citizenship? Don't persecute or isolate those without papers.

Just live like a citizen. That'd be a first-class way to be American.

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The social and industrial structure of America is founded upon an enlightened citizenship.

There can be no daily democracy without daily citizenship.

We need to discuss the basis of a new form of trust built on a meaningful form of citizenship appropriate for a republic.

Strengthening our identity is one way of reinforcing people's confidence and sense of citizenship and well-being.

Birth on U.S. territory has never been an absolute claim to citizenship.

It's not the physical location of birth that defines citizenship, but whether your parents are citizens, and the express or implied consent to jurisdiction of the sovereign.

No other country on earth could have provided such tremendous opportunities and we should never take the privilege of our citizenship for granted.

The test of good citizenship is loyalty to country.

Becoming a resident of a state may confer the right to get a driver's license, but it does not and should not confer citizenship.

Our immigration system is a broken system that needs to be fixed.

We need reform that provides hardworking people of good character with a real path towards citizenship.

The gift of a common tongue is a priceless inheritance and it may well some day become the foundation of a common citizenship.

Our mission is at once the oldest and the most basic of this country: to right wrong, to do justice, to serve man. Because all Americans just must have the right to vote. And we are going to give them that right. All Americans must have the privileges of citizenship regardless of race. And they are going to have those privileges of citizenship regardless of race.

Every man among us is more fit to meet the duties and responsibilities of citizenship because of the perils over which, in the past, the nation has triumphed; because of the blood and sweat and tears, the labor and the anguish, through which, in the days that have gone, our forefathers moved on to triumph.

Without free, self-respecting, and autonomous citizens there can be no free and independent nations. Without internal peace, that is, peace among citizens and between the citizens and the state, there can be no guarantee of external peace.

The true courage of civilized nations is readiness for sacrifice in the service of the state, so that the individual counts as only one amongst many. The important thing here is not personal mettle but aligning oneself with the universal.

A strict observance of the written laws is doubtless one of the high virtues of a good citizen, but it is not the highest. The laws of necessity, of self-preservation, of saving our country when in danger, are of higher obligation.

Our citizenship in the United States is our national character.

Our citizenship in any particular state is only our local distinction. By the latter we are known at home, by the former to the world. Our great title is AMERICANS -- our inferior one varies with the place.

Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education.

Our requirements for world leadership, our hopes for economic growth, and the demands of citizenship itself in an era such as this all require the maximum development of every young American's capacity. The human mind is our fundamental resource.

Perfect freedom is as necessary to the health and vigor of commerce as it is to the health and vigor of citizenship.

We must have a citizenship less concerned about what the government can do for it and more anxious about what it can do for the nation.

The criteria for serving one's country should be competence, courage and willingness to serve. When we deny people the chance to serve because of their sexual orientation, we deprive them of their rights of citizenship, and we deprive our armed forces the service of willing and capable Americans.

When business leaders ask me what they can do for Indiana, I always reply: 'Make money. Go make money. That's the first act of corporate citizenship. If you do that, you'll have to hire someone else, and you'll have enough profit to help one of those non-profits we're so proud of.'

The mandate I have received and for which I will speak with heart and head to implement over the next seven years had its four pillars - an inclusive citizenship, equality and participation and respect in a creative society creating an excellence in everything we Irish do.

Talk of citizenship today is often thin and tinny.

The word has a faintly old-fashioned feel to it when used in everyday conversation. When evoked in national politics, it's usually accompanied by the shrill whine of a descending culture-war mortar.

If the undocumented have to work hard to attain citizenship, those of us who already are citizens should have to work hard to sustain it. We should all have to serve more, vote more, build more, and do more for our country.

Have you ever watched someone become American? Last week, at a national citizenship conference I organize, thirty immigrants from 17 countries swore an oath and became citizens of the United States. It was a stirring experience for the hundreds of people in the room.

Conservatives forget that citizenship is more than a thing to withhold from immigrants. Progressives forget it's more than a set of rights.

Republicans say they want citizenship to truly mean something.

Let's be equal-opportunity about it and test everyone, including those very Republicans and others whose forbears came here generations ago.

Why should citizenship be a matter of birth? The premise held by those who want to end birthright citizenship is that some people deserve it and some do not - that the status shouldn't be handed out automatically. Frankly, that's a premise worth considering.

The next time someone uses denial of citizenship as a weapon or brandishes the special status conferred upon him by the accident of birth, ask him this: What have you done lately to earn it?

I am deeply grateful to the citizens of Sarajevo and the Sarajevo Canton assembly for bestowing upon me this incredible honor of citizenship. I am so proud to now be a part of such an extraordinary part of the world and fellow citizen to the people I deeply love and admire.

Above all, I would teach him to tell the truth Truth-telling, I have found, is the key to responsible citizenship. The thousands of criminals I have seen in 40 years of law enforcement have had one thing in common: Every single one was a liar.

The right of every American to first-class citizenship is the most important issue of our time.

As long as I live, I will never forget that day 21 years ago when I raised my hand and took the oath of citizenship. Do you know how proud I was? I was so proud that I walked around with an American flag around my shoulders all day long.

Bohemia is nothing more than the little country in which you do not live.

If you try to obtain citizenship in it, at once the court and retinue pack the royal archives and treasure and move away beyond the hills.

If we, citizens, do not support our artists, then we sacrifice our imagination on the altar of crude reality and we end up believing in nothing and having worthless dreams.

We started a movement... to build character, citizenship and confidence in young people.

Nothing could be more insulting to me than the concept of civil rights.

It means perpetual second-class citizenship for me and my kind.

Although an increasing proportion of the Hispanic population is foreign-born - about half of adults in this group - English proficiency is and should remain a requirement for citizenship.

Well I don't know, I might have lost my citizenship, I don't think you can lose your citizenship though.

Over the years, dozens of American companies have filed papers to trade in their U.S. corporate citizenship for citizenship in tax haven countries like Bermuda.

Experts always know everything but the fine points.

When I took my citizenship exams, no one there knew how the White House came to be called the White House.

We also have a program in place for low income people.

A family of four making $26,000 a year can receive medical coverage, irrespective of citizenship or what documents.

Full participation in government and society has been a basic right of the country symbolizing the full citizenship and equal protection of all.

In Puerto Rico, we continue to see the perpetuation of second-class citizenship in the United States.

Millions of us, myself included, go back generations in this country, with ancestors who put in the painstaking work to become citizens. So we don't like the notion that anyone might get a free pass to American citizenship.