The Changing Meaning of US Citizenship

Connecticut mayor John DeStefano announced that he was going to extended voting rights to illegal immigrants. In a video interview, he gives his justification for such a profound step. Here is the video. He speaks at 0:20 and 1:08.


U.S. citizenship has generally been understood and defined as those people who are born on U.S. soil and those who walk through the legal process of adopting U.S. citizenship as their own. However, this strict meaning of citizenship excludes those are not here legally.

While most Americans would never consider ethnicity as a factor, for the liberal is a major factor. Mass immigration from non-European countries is an important goal to dilute and reduce the number of Caucasians in the U.S. in favor for non-Caucasians.

In the liberal mind, the U.S. Constitution is an antiquated document born from a culture of white, male and Christian supremacy. “Broadening” the meanings and definitions of the Constitution is important for liberals to progress the U.S. past a national and Constitutional identity into a global identity. Citizenship in the U.S. becomes the same as in Mexico, Canada or any country in the world. The drive of equality as a moral obligation remains a dogmatic idea within the progressive mind.

When DeStefano talks of broadening meaningss, he is reflecting the reckless idealism and optimism of a liberal utopian vision. U.S. citizens who favor their country are simply considered either uneducated or still enamored with white supremacy, what is called “racist.”

Still, the U.S. citizens themselves are resistant to such ideas and hence, DeStefano’s idea will founder.


Author: M.W. Peak

Just a humble guy trying to make his way in the universe.

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