Monday, May 10, 2010

Thoughts on Immigration from Theodore Roosevelt

A hearty hap-tip to World Tribune for this:

"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 Rooseveltfrom a letter he wrote to the president of the American Defense Society on January 3, 1919, three days before he died. 

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Unknown said...


I posted this over @ Gateway Pundit on First Things. It's an excellent rebuttal to that woman who dares to instruct the bishops.

Reaganite Independent said...

This enlightening bit linked at Reaganite Republican... good stuff!