Authentic Citizens of the United States

How do we know who is embodying the principles of citizenship in concert with their entitlement of residency in the greatest nation? Moving ahead, the time is right to for a working definition of an Authentic Citizen of the United States, beyond just being born or naturalized in a land the defined by democracy, freedom, opportunity, prairies, mountains, and oceans white with foam. North America alone is geographically defined by 23 independent states who would never call themselves Americans.