Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Immigration Is An Age Old Problem

I just came across this short piece by Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt's 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.'

Theodore Roosevelt 1907

Makes perfect sense to me!

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chateycathey said...

My sentiments exactly SG. It is what it is and that is the end of it. Great blog

Z'anne said...

Thank you, SG, great post! The Spanish side of my family was here, California, in 1776. The German side came here in 1905. I am not Spanish/German. I am American. Have been and will always be. ;)

Supergranny said...

Yes, I agree....