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Posted: 4/13/2006 2:15:04 AM EDT

Theodore Roosevelt's ideas on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN in 1907.  

"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

I agree Just my $.02
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 7:58:31 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 9:25:00 AM EDT
He had it right on that and much more. He ran for reelection as president as a third party candidate because he understood and was against the corruption of a two party system. They even attempted to assasinate him during that campaign.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 12:05:06 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 8:42:41 PM EDT
+1 gazillion.  Teddy was the greatest president we've ever had.
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 3:16:04 AM EDT
A wise man indeed.
I always liked his diplomatic philosophy “Speak softly and carry a big stick” The image of a soft spoken person willing to listen and help combined with the power and courage to back up those words with force when needed is a creed worthy of  any man or country.
How far the politicians and people of today have strayed from such clear thinking and straight talk.

Rich V
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