Roosevelt Stance


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A couple of days ago, a friend of mine emailed this to me and I thought that it was appropriate that I share it with you.  Even though President Roosevelt said this in 1907, I believe that it still should hold True to today.

The year is 1907, one hundred and 11 years ago. 
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.' 
- President Theodore Roosevelt
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