Citizenship seems to be misunderstood by many within America. Since around 2007, there are those in Congress who define citizenship differently than in past generations. So, what is citizenship and does it matter? Within American politics today this question is being asked by members of Congress, special interest groups, and the mainstream news media. In the post-Obama nation it seems as if there’s little to no distinction between citizen and illegal immigrant.
This started out to be a single post about the benefits and responsibilities of citizenship. But as I began to prepare this entry, I realized understanding it means to be a citizen cannot be summarized in one post. This will be the first of a series of posts discussing citizenship.