Involved-"Let your voice be heard"
As an American citizen you have chosen to be loyal to the United
States of America and may live a life of that affords
"freedom" and "justice for all.".
Being an American citizen requires you to be supportive of the
United States Constitution. Being an American citizen means
that you have responsibilities
and rights as an American living here in the United States.
When you abide by the laws you have sworn to follow,
you are provided with certain privileges that other citizens here
already have through birth or also through the naturalization
process. Being an American citizen allows you to vote
in federal elections. A big part of being an American citizen is
that you are free to show your patriotism. This is one of the best
ways to show how committed you are to this country.
Being an American citizen means that we are thankful that we have
the freedom and ideals that we can share with others. There are
other countries around the world that are not able to exercise their
freedom of speech and liberty. These freedoms came from our
forefathers before us. These are things that we must not take for
granted. American citizens are obligated to uphold this
nation's freedoms, ideals and morals. This is part of the
patriotic vision of the United States of America and its founding
fathers. Not upholding these values would bring disappointment to
what they worked so hard to do and what they stand for.
As a citizen of the United States you have "freedom of speech"
Freedom of speech is the freedom to speak without censorship
and/or limitation. The synonymous term freedom of expression is
sometimes used to indicate not only freedom of verbal speech but any
act of seeking, receiving and imparting information or ideas,
regardless of the medium used.
Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First
Amendment to the United States Constitution and by many state
constitutions and state and federal laws. Criticism of the
government and advocacy of unpopular ideas that people may find
distasteful or against public policy, such as racism, are generally
The First Amendment was adopted on December 15, 1791. The
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of
religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the
freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people
peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress
The following events bring together
people from all walks of life. As citizens you can actively engage
in democracy and give guidance to decision-makers. Join your fellow
Americans and experience the revitalization of American democracy.
Remember...the elected officials are to serve on your behalf as
citizens. Let your voice be heard...it is your right. We the
Contact your representatives:
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was developed to allow "Citizens of the United States" to voice
their opinions and their views.