Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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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

4 Responses to Theodore Roosevelt 1907

  1. tBusch says:

    T. R. Was a world class racist and a vocal advocate for eugenics. Pick a better hero.

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  2. American says:

    It looks like I have to put my Mexico jersey in the trash then.

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  3. Deputy Dawg says:

    Guess I better cancel my vacation trip to Little Italy in New York, and Chinatown in San Francisco.

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    • abandon hope says:

      Betcha those folks with businesses in Lil’ Italy and Chinatown are all-American. They have a healthy respect for the American dollar. Even that original “progressive” Teddy Rosevelt probably enjoyed a good eggplant parmesan and tiramisu.

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