Monday, April 23, 2007

Thought's on Immigration

Maybe some of you have seen this before. I had not. My Brother Jake just sent this to me via e-mail. It was interesting to me. Funny how history repeats itself....

It was right then and it is right now. Should it be different in 2007?
The year is 1907.....but the speaker knew what he was talking about.
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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

7 comments:

JustMeShann said...

I don't think this could be said any more simply; it is right on!

Amazing Gracie said...

Sums it up beautifully!!!
Glad you're feeling better, too.
Your banana bread looked good. I like your header...I'm still working on mine.

Sarge Charlie said...

Good post Callie, what the hell happened to my country, in my lifetime, Teddy had it right on.

Brandi said...

Hey Callie,

Thanks for posting the plain simple truth that President Theodore Roosevelt spoke...it is timeless.
Hope all goes well at the doctor's today. I will be thinking of you.
Take care, Brandi

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

wow, i never read that before but i love it!!! thanks. and good luck at the docs today...

smiles, bee

Skittles said...

Here Here!!!!

Comedy + said...

Have read this many times. No one has the balls to do this speech anymore, but you are right, history repeats itself.