June 7, 2007

Current Myth-Makers

Myth-makers. Back in the days long ago, oral history created myths. Today, IMs and TV shows create, foster and perpetuate myths. So, let's look at a few of the myths we have. Myth 1: Getting the immigration bill passed will (a) help with local employment issues, (b) help with local health care and school issues, (c) cut down on deaths by drunk drivers, (d) make more jobs available for U.S. citizens...and so on and so forth. But ... ask yourself if it is true or if it is smoke and mirrors brought to you this time by those stalwart politicos on the Hill. You know...the ones who promised us Democrats ANYTHING so they could be elected and then have not done much at all except talk. Here is what no less a figure than President Theodore Roosevelt said about immigrants back in 1907...100 years ago, folks......

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...


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