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philips4
05-18-2010, 03:11 PM
The year is 1907, one hundred and 3 years ago.
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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

VCURamFan
05-18-2010, 03:41 PM
The year is 1907, one hundred and 3 years ago.
http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz165/philips4/cid_1_4177688995web80602_mail_mud_y.jpg


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
Good ol' Teddy! Did you know that Teddy Bears originated during his presidency? I vaguely remember reading that as a kid & so I named my teddy bear "Reddy Toes-of-Felt", 'cause he had red felt on his feet. I was very pleased with myself! :happydancing:

Play The Man
05-18-2010, 07:53 PM
The year is 1907, one hundred and 3 years ago.
http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz165/philips4/cid_1_4177688995web80602_mail_mud_y.jpg


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

Racist, Sexist and Homophobic!

Chuck
05-18-2010, 08:22 PM
Racist, Sexist and Homophobic!

Crazy isn't it??

VCURamFan
05-18-2010, 08:23 PM
Racist, Sexist and Homophobic!

??

O, Chuck, did you hear someone call your name? :laugh:

rockdawg21
05-18-2010, 11:38 PM
Racist, Sexist and Homophobic!
That's definitely what they would say in today's world. I would imagine, in those days, even the immigrants agreed.

Garandshooter
05-19-2010, 01:18 AM
This is exactly why when I see Tito's mexican american flag I want him to lose.