Quotations on Citizenship

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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.
- Joe Baca
(Keywords: People, Character, Citizenship, Needs, Reform)

Ours is an open and accepting society, and has historically provided an avenue for lawful immigration to all those willing to accept the responsibilities of citizenship.
- Spencer Bachus
(Keywords: Society, Citizenship, Open)

Strengthening our identity is one way of reinforcing people's confidence and sense of citizenship and well-being.
- David Blunkett
(Keywords: People, Citizenship, Confidence, Identity, Sense)

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.'
- Mitch Daniels
(Keywords: Business, Money, Act, Citizenship, Corporate, First, Help, Leaders, Profit)

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.
- Diane Feinstein
(Keywords: People, Courage, Americans, Chance, Citizenship, Competence, Country, Rights, Service)

We watched the U.S. citizenship immigration services web site in March. They had six million, two hundred thousand hits, and two million people downloaded applications for citizenship. So what we're doing is attempting to help people in that process.
- Luis Gutierrez
(Keywords: People, Citizenship, Help, March)

Perfect freedom is as necessary to the health and vigor of commerce as it is to the health and vigor of citizenship.
- Patrick Henry
(Keywords: Health, Citizenship, Commerce, Freedom)

The Holocaust illustrates the consequences of prejudice, racism and stereotyping on a society. It forces us to examine the responsibilities of citizenship and confront the powerful ramifications of indifference and inaction.
- Tim Holden
(Keywords: Society, Citizenship, Consequences, Inaction, Indifference, Prejudice, Racism)

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.
- J. Edgar Hoover
(Keywords: Truth, Citizenship, Key, Law, Years)

The cry comes from the friends of the school-room, from those who would give the State a strong, great, noble citizenship, for protection from the curse of drunkenness. This cry should be heard and answered by every lover of his fellow-men, no matter where his home may be.
- Thomas Jordan Jarvis
(Keywords: Home, Citizenship, Friends, May, Protection, School, State)

The real breeders of discontent and alien doctrines of government and philosophies subversive of good citizenship are such as these who take the law into their own hands.
- John L. Lewis
(Keywords: Government, Citizenship, Discontent, Law)

Hospitals must provide emergency treatment to all who walk through the door, regardless of their citizenship status or ability to pay.
- Gary Miller
(Keywords: Ability, Citizenship, Hospitals, Treatment)

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.
- Richard Neal
(Keywords: American, Citizenship, Corporate, Countries, Tax, Trade, Years)

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.
- George Pataki
(Keywords: Family, Medical, People, Citizenship, Income)

Full participation in government and society has been a basic right of the country symbolizing the full citizenship and equal protection of all.
- Charles Rangel
(Keywords: Government, Society, Citizenship, Country, Participation, Protection, Right)

Through the years I have received my share of recognition for efforts in the fields of sports, the arts, the struggle for full citizenship for the Negro people, labor's rights and the fight for peace.
- Paul Robeson
(Keywords: Peace, Sports, People, Citizenship, Fight, Rights, Labor, Struggle, Years)

The right of every American to first-class citizenship is the most important issue of our time.
- Jackie Robinson
(Keywords: Time, American, Citizenship, First, Right)

In a world of inhumanity, war and terrorism, American citizenship is a very precious possession.
- Phyllis Schlafly
(Keywords: War, American, Citizenship, Possession, Terrorism, World)

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.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
(Keywords: American, Citizenship, Day, Forget, Will, Years)

Business owners have made a strong case to me that they need guest workers. But none has suggested that these workers should be placed on a path to citizenship.
- John Shadegg
(Keywords: Business, Citizenship, Guest, Workers)

We started a movement... to build character, citizenship and confidence in young people.
- Andrew Shue
(Keywords: People, Character, Citizenship, Confidence)

Government health care changes the relationship between the citizen and the state, and, in fact, I think it's an assault on citizenship.
- Mark Steyn
(Keywords: Government, Health, Care, Citizenship, Fact, State)

Suffrage is a common right of citizenship. Women have the right of suffrage. Logically it cannot be escaped.
- Victoria Woodhull
(Keywords: Women, Citizenship, Right)

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