Citizenship is a common thing that connects all Americans. We all nation bound by freedom, liberty, and equality. But not by race or religion.
“Citizen is the most important title we all bear in American democracy. Yet most of us believe we are powerless to make government respond or hold public officials accountable. ”
A 2015 Pew Charitable Trusts survey found that 74% of Americans believe that most elected officials don’t care what people think”. But we can make them obey us by utilizing our rights and responsibilities as citizens in a democracy. Likewise, we should use the skills of effective citizenship to make government work for us. Americans frequently prove that we can make the government respond by the unity of strikes. We must build and strengthen our citizenship muscles to fulfill that elevated status.
Throughout our history, the United States has welcomed newcomers from all over the world. The contributions of immigrants have helped shape and define the country we know today. Although it is more than 200 years after our founding. Accustomed and immigrated citizens are still an important part of our democracy. By becoming a U.S. citizen, you too will have a right to question “how our nation is governed?”
Citizenship offers many benefits and equally important responsibilities. Therefore by applying for citizenship, you are demonstrating your commitment to this country and our form of government.
These are 5 important right that all citizens should exercise and respect.
- Freedom to express yourself.
- Freedom to worship as you wish.
- Right to a prompt, fair trial by jury.
- Right to vote in elections for public officials.
- Freedom to pursue “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
All of these rights are legally required for every citizen, as all are important to ensuring that America remains a free and prosperous nation.
“Every good citizen makes his country’s honor his own and cherishes it not only as precious but as sacred. He is willing to risk his life in its defense and is conscious that he gains protection while he gives it” -Andrew Jackson
Do you utilize your rights as a citizen?
Being a responsible citizen can improve your productivity and helps to achieve financial independence and can foster your early retirement.
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