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Theodore Roosevelt's words...

Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by Rack Bauer, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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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. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    Obviously he was just a bigot... or some would have you believe.
    I'd like to see some of our citizens be as open with their personal homes as they are with our country.
  3. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    I am with Teddy 100%
  4. iceberg

    iceberg nothing is nothing Zone Supporter

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    with you on this one. putting a prefix on "american" implies you get a "different" set of rights, better or worse. it also keeps us "divided" because of those prefixes.

    at work we have hispanic months, african american months, women in the workforce...all that. all designed to allow pride in heritage.

    i was born in texas and am an average white male. why can i not be proud of that in the same light? why is my saying i'm proud to be a white male "racist" when it has nothing to do with anyone of any other color?
  5. superpunk

    superpunk Benched

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    I wonder what ol' Teddy thought about the rights of women. :eek:

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