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
Until I hear a (hah) politician say these words, until I hear a politican say that the border states are not secure until the border states' governors say they are secure, until I can trust Homeland Security...