United States Citizen

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United States Citizen

A person entitled to all rights and responsibilities offered under the Constitution of the United States. A U.S. citizen is protected by the United States government when abroad. Unless one loses one's rights (for example, by committing a felony), a U.S. citizen may vote, run for political office and conduct business without special permission. However, a U.S. citizen must also pay taxes on worldwide income and may be called to serve in the armed forces.
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He said things that no doctor should say to another, but which a politician may well say, and has often said, to another politician--things which cannot bear repeating, if, for no other reason, because they are too humiliating and too little conducive to pride for the average American citizen to know; things of the inside, secret governments of imperial municipalities which the average American citizen, voting free as a king at the polls, fondly thinks he manages; things which are, on rare occasion, partly unburied and promptly reburied in the tomes of reports of Lexow Committees and Federal Commissions.
Hamilton Fynes was robbed and murdered--an American citizen on his way to London.
First, I am a man; next, a down-trodden American citizen.
I am a free down-trodden American citizen, and no man shall say my time is his.
Then it's the privilege of being an American citizen," said Newman.
But I am forced to say that I have seen a great many American citizens who didn't seem at all set up or in the least like large stock-holders.
And just at that juncture it happened that Jurgis was introduced to a man named Harper whom he recognized as the night watchman at Brown's, who had been instrumental in making him an American citizen, the first year of his arrival at the yards.
He was aware of the wish of the American government, already stated, that the fur trade within its boundaries should be in the hands of American citizens, and of the ineffectual measures it had taken to accomplish that object.
There you are gentlemen, American citizens, and fellow-militiamen.
In response to what can only be described as apartheid, the US government rather lamely adds in its advisory that, "the US government seeks equal treatment for all American citizens regardless of national origin or ethnicity.
It added that on January 25, following the bombing in Hazmieh, the US Embassy sent American citizens a message which said:
We have a situation in this country today where American citizens pursue their legal rights under the shadow of prosecution by foreign laws, and private and public collections of antiquities are at risk to the demands of cultural ministers in other countries," says New York lawyer William Pearlstein.
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