The meaning of citizenship

Alex Himelfarb ties together disparate strands.

What do the Omar Khadr case, the census controversy and taxes all have in common?  All, I think, in one way or another, tell us something about the value of our common citizenship. With citizenship, as with most things, we get what we pay for.  It seems today we are being asked to pay less and, no surprise, we are being offered less.  Is that what we really want?