While many watch the daily stock markets’ vagaries, or the volatility of bitcoin valuations, or the price of the dollar against the euro or the yen, they may not as readily be able to quantify the diminution in value of their coveted American citizenship.
A citizen is defined as “a native or naturalized person who owes allegiance to a government and is entitled to protection from it.” Citizenship conveys rights and responsibilities that flow to and from citizen and government – rights and responsibilities purportedly not enjoyed by non- citizens.
For decades, American public schools included a course on “civics” as an integral and fundamental part of their curriculum. Civics teaches what it is to be a citizen; how government is structured, organized, and perpetuated; the history of the country and its admirable traits; the importance of elections; how to vote; and patriotism – love of and loyalty to America. Lamentably…(Read Full Article)