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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

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

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.
Linda Chavez

We can still find middle ground, truly secure our borders, deal with those already here and address our labor needs. But those who advocate giving current illegal aliens and future guest workers a special path to citizenship must compromise.
John Shadegg

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

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

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.
Phyllis Schlafly

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

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

Therefore one should speak at the same time of national citizenship and wider European citizenship.
Jacques Delors

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.
O. Henry

There's no such thing as second class citizenship. That's like telling me you can be a little bit pregnant.
H. Rap Brown

Hospitals must provide emergency treatment to all who walk through the door, regardless of their citizenship status or ability to pay.
Gary Miller

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.
Phyllis Schlafly

On the other hand, the vast majority of all westernized countries, including every single European country along with Israel and Japan, do not offer birthright citizenship.
Nathan Deal

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

I have dual citizenship, it just so happens I live in America.
Anthony Hopkins

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

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

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

Is it unreasonable to have proof of citizenship when entering another country?
Gwen Ifill

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

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

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

Suffrage is a common right of citizenship. Women have the right of suffrage. Logically it cannot be escaped.
Victoria Woodhull

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

There can be no daily democracy without daily citizenship.
Ralph Nader

Citizenship consists in the service of the country.
Jawaharlal Nehru

Citizenship is a tough occupation which obliges the citizen to make his own informed opinion and stand by it.
Martha Gellhorn

The test of good citizenship is loyalty to country.
Bainbridge Colby

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.
Hedy Lamarr

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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