The year is 1907, one hundred and 8 years ago.

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  1. fredball

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    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

    Every American citizen needs to read this!
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  2. PaulB47

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    The sad thing is that if you want to be loyal to the American people, you cannot be loyal to the American government.

    I guess TR was not much of a fan of liberty either. People can do as they please, even if it does not quite fit in with his desires.

    By the way, how "American" was TR? Would his policies have pleased George Washington?

    The great rule of conduct for us in regard to foreign nations is in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connection as possible. So far as we have already formed engagements, let them be fulfilled with perfect good faith. Here let us stop. - George Washington

    It's a rare president who is worthy of our respect. Beyond Washington and Jefferson, I can't think of any.
  3. clearconscience

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    That time of America is long dead.

    There's just a few of us that choose not to believe it's dead. And stand ready to help resurrect it.
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  4. Jamie6.5

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    Damned racist repulicrats anyway.

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