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Monday, July 14, 2008

More On Illegal Immigration

'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 1907
Just because we need to be reminded now and then.

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm under the impression that's not working anymore. If you go to Atlanta, there are Iraqi sections, Somali sections, Etheopian sections, Vietnamese sections, Cambodian sections, Jamaican, Korean, Chinese and other ethnic enclaves. God help you if you wander into one of them at the wrong time, or after dark.

curmudgeon said...

Yeah, it's pretty much that way anywhere it seems.
This is a nice thought though.

Miss Understanding said...

I wish people would read our history every now and then.

curmudgeon said...

No doubt.

Jean said...

I like this. A lot.

curmudgeon said...

So true and so simple.