“bully to you” and the wisdom offered from 1907

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“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

9 comments on ““bully to you” and the wisdom offered from 1907

  1. atimetoshare says:

    This is one of my favorite quotes from this president. This is America – not a mini Somalia, Syria, Italy, Germany, Croatia or any other country. Our country has always welcomed immigrants, but we have allowed them to set up their own little governments within ours. When people come to our country and become citizens, they should assimilate. We should not have to surrender to their way of life.

  2. David says:

    We could do with someone brave enough to say that here in the UK. Today.

  3. Where or where have all the good ones gone??? I just can’t believe we can’t find a decent leader anywhere these days! So sad. 🙂 ❤

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