Theodore Roosevelt's ideas on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN in 1907

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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

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    Very good, well said .

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    That, indeed, is how it should be today. Sadly it is not.
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    A lot of truth in that.
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    Exactly how it should be - no other way.

    But that was then - this is now - so so different.
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    Here is some more.


    Congressional assistance should be given those who are endeavoring to promote rifle practice so that our men, in the Services and out of them, may know how to use the rifle. While teams representing the United States won the Rifle and Revolver Championships of the World against all comers in England this year, it is unfortunately true that the great body of our citizens shoot less and less as time goes on. To meet this we should encourage rifle practice among schoolboys, Message to Congress, 1908

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    Good words from a wise man.

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