Today there is another group who has figured out how to use the language of citizenship to twist the rules in their favor: Corporations.
President Obama cautioned us not to judge the more than a billion and half Muslims by the actions of relatively few violent extremists.
Lilo Heller, a Holocaust survivor, was born in Germany in 1921 and witnessed the rise of Nazism.
As a Native leader, his advocacy contributed to hallmarks not just for his own tribe but for others throughout the wide expanse of Indian Country.
Nicknamed the "longshoreman philosopher," Eric Hoffer was the best-known working-class author and intellectual in postwar America.
In Washington, hostility toward socialism and even socialist orientations remain the order of the day.
"I am looking at my treasured coin and wondering about Volodya."
Let Lincoln's words lead us back to remembering that this is a day of humility and healing, not of seeking bargains before the sun has set.
Some categories not covered by the executive order need to be brought out of the shadows, perhaps under another order in the future.
Vito Marcantonio (1902-1954) was a fourteen-term Congressman from East Harlem.