Thursday, May 08, 2008

Forgotten American Wisdom 2

Teddy Roosevelt knew what an American was.

'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 t hat is the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.'

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2 Comments:

Blogger cary said...

Bravo! Good to be reminded of the ancient wisdoms on occasion.

11:47 AM, May 08, 2008  
Blogger The Lonely Conservative said...

I wish more politicians today sounded like Teddy Roosevelt and Abe Lincoln!

2:28 PM, May 08, 2008  

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