Nobody Gets Email: Teddy's Roosevelt's Immigration
(Thanks to Tom Beebe)
I don't know a lot about Teddy, except that he was FDR's cousin, read a lot, loved to camp and hunt, and was a big believer in expanding the "empire" ..his most impressive feat was building the Panama Canal, which Jimmy Carter pretty much gave to the Chinese.
Glenn Beck has him a a progressive.
Henry Adams...who really adored him, later on saw Teddy lose his "sanity" to socialism, which made Henry Adams very, very, despondent, due to the fact that Henry, like most of the rich, lived and traveled the world from the fruits of his stocks and bonds. Adams was also very much an close adviser to Teddy with Hays. (Therefore the Adams-Hays Hotel across the street from the White House...it used to be THEIR houses)
It is also the house where Adam's wife committed suicide.
Anyway, I'm off subject. These words of Teddy's are SO good, we should post them on the border in big billboards.
Even though we are now by all accounts a bi-lingual country like Canada, it's the least they could do.
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,religion 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
Every American citizen needs to read this!