Posted by Paul Andrew Mitchell, B.A., M.S. on September 16, 1998 at 20:48:29:
In Reply to: Re: "The Meaning of American Citizenship," INS Commissioner posted by Two Cities on September 16, 1998 at 10:29:27:
I was most impressed by these facets
of this amazing quote:
1. it was published in an official government
publication as late as 1990, and was originally
brought to my attention by a naturalized Citizen;
2. it emphasizes that Citizenship is a thing
of the spirit, raising the subject to a lofty
level, where it deserves to be, and remain;
3. although the capitalization of "Citizen"
is not consistent, it makes clear references
to the "United States of America" [sic];
4. the admonition it gives is one which should
remain close to everyone's heart, namely, only
by continuing to study and learn about the subject
will the freedoms we enjoy be preserved;
5. lastly, and perhaps most importantly,
it admits that Citizens are no longer subjects
of a government, but an integral part of American
government. I take this to mean that American
Citizens are no longer subjects of ANY government.
It is always nice, and increasingly rare, for
any government personnel to admit any of these
points, in any forum. I also find it extremely
significant that such admissions were made as
late at 1990.
/s/ Paul Andrew Mitchell, B.A., M.S.
p.s. Search the following link for
references to "Ex parte Knowles" and
read what the California Supreme Court
held, on naturalization, prior to
the Dred Scott decision.
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