Friday, May 14, 2010

Every American citizen should read this!

This speech was given by Theodore Roosevelt in 1907 - read his ideas 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 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.'

All I can say is "hear, hear Teddy!"


PEA said...

Oh I wish that would be the case my friend.
We need to go back to the good OLDE standards.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Tina said...

Hear, hear,...indeed!

Vee said...

Now that's pretty cool! Amazing that so many of our current issues have already been well dealt with in the past. Thanks for posting this.