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Theodore Roosevelt 1907

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by meanmike58, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. meanmike58

    meanmike58 oregon Member

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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
     
  2. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    Wrong forum - moved to "off topic". If this thread strays off into a political discussion about immigration, it will be closed.
     
  3. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Figures

    jj
     
  4. tinman

    tinman portland Member

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    Might as well close it then.
     
  5. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Might as well close em all LOL

    jim
     
  6. Chee-to

    Chee-to Oregon Well-Known Member

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  7. Mutoman

    Mutoman North Bend Active Member

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    Nice post!:thumbup:
     
  8. parsons_12b

    parsons_12b LaPine Oregon Well-Known Member

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    If someone of his stature spoke words like that today they would be ridiculed by the media. Oh and to keep it on topic.
    "A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the user." Theodore Roosevelt
     
  9. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    It would be hate speech today.

    jj
     
  10. JumpWing

    JumpWing NK WA Member

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    This "hyphenated-American" identity crap is going to destroy us.

    If you expect to build a life among us, then be one of us. If you want to march in OUR streets waving the flag of another country, then you should be sent to that country on a one-way ticket.