Citizenship is of importance to the majority of nations that exist today. Without the concept of national citizenship, it seems that our perception of our borders would be challenged. Those who are citizens are often granted benefits and assurances that others are not. Typically, citizens have been granted citizenship through birth in the country or parental connection. Many others will apply to become citizens in countries other than their nation of origin through relatively difficult means. In the United States today, the discussion of citizenship is often masked by debates over undocumented individuals entering the country. Rather than engaging in a conversation about what makes up citizenship, the public focuses on questions of illegality and economic benefit. I believe that citizenship in the United States is mostly based in arbitrary matters of luck. Therefore, citizenship is symbolic in nature and should not be the basis for decisions regarding healthcare., Rrather, we should adopt Gillian Brock’s cosmopolitan view of universal justice and disregard theories that favor statism.
To begin, Gillian Brock uses the theory of cosmopolitan justice in order to claim that ‘non-compatriots’ (undocumented immigrants) have a right to healthcare (110). She claims that “every person has global stature as the ultimate unit of moral concern and is therefore entitled to equal respect and consideration no matter what her citizenship status or other affiliations happen to be” (112).
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Citizenship will always be a relevant concept because when you are a citizen of a particular country it comes with a sense of belonging. There is a feeling of pride when you become a citizen of a country. In particular, if your family is from that country it can help to gain a sense of community with those around you. It is important for people to feel that they are citizens of the same country as their children. Sometimes legal citizenship changes a person’s perspective and they feel that they belong but often there is still a chance people may be excluded based on external factors, for example, they have a different religion to the majority of a particular community. That’s why it is important for people to be social citizens as well so that they can
Citizenship is the legal status of an individual living within a particular country. Having citizenship gives people rights and responsibilities as well as a sense of belonging to a community. Citizenship can influence the lives of people as it gives people a sense of identity and how to live their life.
I feel that one of the most important responsibilities we have, as American citizens, to America is the obligation to look out for future generations of Americans. We always hear that young people are the future so we must do everything in our power to show them how to be proud Americans and take care of the land we live on. A couple of ways that we can help protect our land are participating in recycling programs and supporting organizations and industries that are “green”. In addition to taking care of the land, it is also important that we take care of and provide support for those in need in our country. It is our responsibility as Americans to aid and encourage our veterans. We must also look out for those who are financially less fortunate
Over a century ago, the 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution was implemented to grant citizenship to individuals born within the country. This was the first time that it was defined what it means to be a citizen in the U.S. While the amendment was created to address the citizenship of slaves, it is currently under speculation in regards to granting U.S. citizenship to children born to undocumented immigrants (Gans, 2012). While there have been many arguments to place restrictions or eradicate granting children of undocumented immigrants U.S. citizenship, the constitutional right remains the same: if you are born on U.S. land, you are a citizen (Angelo, 2013). This paper argues that the birthright citizenship of U.S. born children of undocumented immigrants should continue to be granted based on the underlying principles of the 14th Amendment and the possible implications of ending birthright citizenship. First, this paper describes birthright citizenship and the 14th Amendment, as well as its use in several Supreme Court cases that are significant to this issue. Then, various implications of eradicating birthright citizenship are discussed. Before discussing the possible consequences of eradicating birthright citizenship, it is imperative to discuss the history and principles underlying it.
According to the Oxford dictionary the term citizenship can be defined as: “The state of being vested with the rights and privileges, and duties of a citizen.” In the short story ‘Borders’ by Thomas King the term citizenship is of main focus. Through the many borders that are presented within the story, King argues that citizenship overlooks culture and heritage, instead focusing on a single border: that being where the individual resides. The short story is narrated from the young boy’s perspective, as him and his mother struggle to cross the Canadian-American border to visit the young boy’s sister Latitia. The young boy and his mother are not able to cross the border
“We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish the Constitution for the United States of America.” Without the right that the Constitution brings us, we wouldn’t have rights therefore the United States wouldn’t be a good place to live in. The Constitution brings us the right of freedom of speech (first amendment) , the right to bear arms (second amendment), and the right to protect against unreasonable government actions such as search and seizure of person property (fourth amendment). Being an American citizen means that you have rights that they would like you to fulfil. As an American citizen is it voluntary to vote, but others are required such as obeying the law and paying taxes. The Magna Carta, John Locke’s Second Treatise of Government, and the Petition of Rights explains the rights and the responsibilities of an American citizen.
Substantive citizenship involves pressing issues relating to equality of rights and opportunities; treatment and life condition; and, not least, participatory involvement that ought to come from holding formal citizenship…In short, being a citizen is no guarantee of equality; real equality is hampered by inequalities resulting from membership in stigmatized and minoritized groups.
2. I do not think Chavez expected her audience to agree with her position as it was posted in the politically conservative section of the Wall Street Journal. Before I read the political background section of Linda Chavez, I had thought the author to be liberal. But after reading the excerpt I the beginning of the publication, I noticed that she was a Hispanic Conservative. I could tell that Linda Chavez did not expect her audience to agree with her when she stated that “Repealing birthright citizenship is a terrible idea.” Most conservatives wish to dismiss birthright citizenship, but in this passage she explains the significance of it, and what it would do to the future of the nation.
5.1 million of the 73.1 million minors living the United States currently live with their illegal immigrant parents. The minors are legal American citizens as the 14th Amendment of the Constitution grants citizenship to children born in America, regardless if their parents illegally immigrated to the U.S. or not.. Donald Trump, the 2016 Republican presidential candidate, has proposed taking away birthright citizenship from illegal immigrants' children. By doing this it could reduce the amount of immigrants coming to our country and reduce some government debt. In addition, birthright citizenship is not a natural law. We the people voted on putting the 14th amendment into place, which in turn gives not only us, but illegal immigrants children citizenship, just for being born in America.
Birthright citizenship causes many problems for the American society. The first major issue is that it causes a bad chain reaction. Once the child has citizenship, it makes it harder to deport the parents, who are still illegal aliens. This becomes a moral dilemma when the parents are breaking the law and their child is stuck here. Having a baby is beneficial for the parents, because it gives them a better chance of gaining citizenship. The chain reaction starts when the family starts inviting their extended family and inlaws to take advantage of this loophole in the constitution. This means that more undocumented immigrants have an incentive to come to America and break the law.
Become a citizen of one of the best nations in the world is a privilege that not many people have. I’m talking about the United States of America. If you are an U.S natural born citizen you have rights and responsibilities that protect you based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S Constitution. People who are in the position to become U.S. citizens gain the same rights, privileges, and responsibilities of citizenship as natural born American with the only restriction that they can’t be eligible for President of the United States.
In Favor of Health Care as a Basic Human Right: An Essay Comparing and Contrasting the Opposing Arguments of Alan Buchanan and Norman Daniels Concerning A Right to Healthcare By Daniel C. Remer Ethics in Medicine, Fall 2017; Prof. M Solomon Introduction Healthcare, in the United States and elsewhere, is often spoken about in the language and context of human rights. Norman Daniels, among others, identifies access to healthcare as an essential human right. The view that healthcare is a right, however, is not uncontested. Opponents of government-mandated healthcare, like Alan Buchanan, argue that healthcare is not a true right, so any means to enforce its provision by the government is misguided.
So what does citizenship means to me? Is it just a piece of paper that says you are a citizen of a country or does it mean something more in a deeper level. When I was just a little boy my mother always talks about that when we move to the United States we should apply for citizenship immediately. As I was growing up here in the United States I slowly understand what citizenship means to me. Being a citizen for me is fulfilling my obligations toward my country, Living a lifestyle that benefits myself and my community and having good sense of patriotism.
How would you feel if you or family were considered criminals, just because you wanted the best for them? That is exactly how eleven million people feel every day in the United States, these folks do not know if they are going to come back home with their families, they live frightened, though these individuals intend to do everything right, it seems like everything they do is dishonest, for the reason that, everyone calls them ‘illegals’ and as almost everyone may assume, there cannot be legally in someone illegal. If anybody questions myself, should undocumented immigrant acquire a path to citizenship? My response is yes; these people should be allowed to achieve a path to citizenship. In other words, they are not only hard working individuals, they also pay taxes, and benefit America’s economy.
Citizenship is highly coveted in many nations, so coveted in fact that through only a few processes can one become a citizen for most nations, might that process be natural birth or naturalization. Citizenship and its privileges were also highly valued in Rome, except becoming a citizen was extremely difficult if not impossible. Roman citizenship also leads to assassinations and war within the Italian peninsula. There is a complex history to Roman citizenship.