Monday, May 08, 2006

Just Wait Another Hundred Years


Teddy Roosevelt (a Rushmoreite, by the way) had this to say about immigration 100 years ago. Why can't it be again? I think we are too far gone now. I doubt this country will exist in another 100 years. So it's too bad we didn't pay heed to it.

From Mike Gallagher's website:

"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
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2 comments:

Lutheran Lucy said...

Right on!!!!!!!! It is too bad more politicians don't think this way!!

Scottius Maximus said...

Everything is politics. Which is why there is no good form of government.