Immigrants and the US

With all the immigration issues going on in Los Angeles and throughout the country I thought this quote from Teddy Roosevelt almost 100 years ago was timely.

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“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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9 Comments for “Immigrants and the US”

  1. VLADIMIR

    "The power of the mind determines the strength of the action."

    -v.i.

  2. VLADIMIR

    Don't compare the depths of the mind with the true depths of the imagination."

    -v.i.

  3. VLADIMIR

    Don't see in front of you, see ahead of you."

  4. VLADIMIR

    Behind greatness, wealth, and success, there will always be humanity."

    -v.i.

  5. VLADIMIR

    Philosophy…the infinite process of meaning, thinking, wondering, inquiring and imagination."

    -v.i.

  6. VLADIMIR

    "Loyalty is a powerful word expressed silently. only the chosen ones shall hear it loudly."

    -v.i.

  7. VLADIMIR

    Ignorance is chosen not developed."

    v.i.

  8. VLADIMIR

    These are all quotes that i personally made up on my own. I know alot more but i just dont record them because i trully beleive that a creative mind doesn't need any type of memory or record to keep being creative. I trully beleive in philosophy i just never took any clblankes on it

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