Nice quote

Nice quote

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    Member Array Kruz's Avatar
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    Nice quote

    How it should be...

    "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 man's becoming in very fact 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, and this excludes the red flag, which symbolizes all wars against liberty and civilization, just as much as it excludes any foreign flag of a nation to which we are hostile...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."

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    Teddy had a way with words. We could use him today...and badly
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    We sure could use him today!

    Here are more of his quotes: http://www.baxtercountyrepublicans.c...roosevelt.html

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    +1 it is ashame that some many come here and want to say how great their country was. Not really sure why they ever left with the stories they tell?

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    here are some of my favorites of 'Teddy's' quotes:
    "The great body of our citizens shoot less as times goes on. We should encourage rifle practice among schoolboys, and indeed among all classes, as well as in the military services by every means in our power. Thus, and not otherwise, may we be able to assist in preserving peace in the world... The first step — in the direction of preparation to avert war if possible, and to be fit for war if it should come — is to teach men to shoot!"-President Theodore Roosevelt's last message to Congress.

    One of our defects as a nation is a tendency to use what have been called "weasel words." When a weasel sucks eggs the meat is sucked out of the egg. If you use a "weasel word" after another there is nothing left of the other.-Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919), speech, May 31, 1916, St. Louis, MO

    We should establish shooting galleries in all the large public and military schools, should maintain national target ranges in different parts of the country, and should in every way encourage the formation of rifle clubs throughout all parts of the land. The little Republic of Switzerland offers us an excellent example in all matters connected with building up an efficient citizen soldiery.-Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919), Sixth Annual Message to Congress (December 6, 1906)

    The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.-Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919), letter, January 10, 1917
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    TR would never get elected today. He actually said what he meant too often and tried to do what he thought right. He'd never make it with today's politicians.
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    Well, IMHO TR was one of the greatest Americans ever. If anyone hasn't read the book "TRex" it is a great biography of Roosevelt's presidency. I highly recommend it!!
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