Read now from an earlier time...

Friday, November 09, 2007

Read now from an earlier time...

President Theodore RooseveltThe man's words are as mean­ingful today as they were when he uttered them in 1919:

"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith be­comes an American and assimi­lates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the per­son's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American... There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."
– Theodore Roosevelt, 1919
26th President of the
United States, 1901-1909

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1. Fed Up said...

Press 1 for English. Voting signs in Spanish. A Presidential candidate who refuses to say the Pledge. It is a good thing this man is no longer alive to see what "Americans" have become.

Indeed… if that man were still alive (aside from being 149 years old), this situation would never have occurred.
Dean

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