Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Students Share Thoughts on Citizenship

In celebration of U.S. Constitution Week, we asked a few of our students and employees about citizenship, and what it means to them to be an American. Here’s what they had to say.

Rama Saymeh 
Student at Rio Salado College Southern

My name is Rama Saymeh. I am originally from Syria, and I would like to tell you that I am very proud for getting my U.S. citizenship. Very simply, it was my dream!

As a citizen of the U.S., I want to focus on two thoughts: one is the meaning of U.S. Constitution; the other is what citizenship means to me.

The Constitution is a written set of rules that the government must follow. And that means that I, as a citizen of the U.S., must defend those rules. It also lists the rights of all citizens, which means that I must defend those rights.

With the rights of citizenship comes equally important responsibilities, and the future of our great nation is dependent upon the involvement of all its citizens.