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Posted: 4/10/2006 7:39:24 AM EDT
Theodore Roosevelt on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN

"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 man's becoming in very fact 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, and this excludes the red flag, which symbolizes all wars against liberty and civilization, just as much as it excludes any foreign flag of a nation to which we are hostile...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
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 7:42:46 AM EDT
All the brains in DC are gone. TR and RWR are my favorite Presidents
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 7:47:22 AM EDT
My God how things have changed in just 10 years. I swear to God if Sixpak Shukur was still alive he might be the choice we'd have for POTUS. "Shake that booty...shake, shake, shake.....shake that booty." Damn that was some fine shit.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 7:49:59 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/10/2006 7:50:58 AM EDT by Hokie]
We're not slow learners...we just forget too easily.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 7:51:01 AM EDT
Our current Presidents views...
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 7:51:31 AM EDT
some people will never get it, and unfortunately, those people are in power
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 7:54:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Symtex:
Our current Presidents views...



looks like George has a semi
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 8:55:21 AM EDT
every generation thinks itself smarter than the last...then repeats the same mistakes made by the fallen civilizations before .
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 6:59:29 PM EDT
I don't think another generation will get the opportunity to make the mistakes the last few have made. We have really screwed the goose this time.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 7:01:00 PM EDT
Nothing to see here, move along...
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