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    Did Teddy Roosevelt Have the Solution to Todays Immigration Problems 100 Years Ago?

    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

    Whadaya think about that?

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    Couldn't agree more.

    If the laws are wrong, change the laws. Until then, enforce the law.

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    Teddy had it right. He is way ahead of these logger heads we got for reps today.

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    I am with you guys and Teddy Roosevelt.


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    Beautifully said

    Man... how come presidents were so much more eloquent back then? And what happened to that American pride that allowed him to say such things? Can you imagine the outcry from the "cultural diversity is a good thing" crowd if a president said that today?

    Way to go Teddy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RightTurnClyde View Post
    Man... how come presidents were so much more eloquent back then? And what happened to that American pride that allowed him to say such things? Can you imagine the outcry from the "cultural diversity is a good thing" crowd if a president said that today?
    A president or any main stream politician who made such comments today would be called a racist or fascist. Too bad, too, as that is exactly what our country needs today.

    Why can someone of foreign nationality living in our country talk crap with impunity about our country - with the aid, blessing, and support of liberals and multiculturalists - but if an American says something perceived as negative about a foreign country, those same liberals/multiculturalists cry foul? Why can foreigners living here berate the US and its policies, but if an American says something about protecting our borders he is labeled a racist??

    Not too long ago, politicians/elected officials were more eloquent and less political. They were more principled and less politically correct. They were more sincere and less cynical. And, they were more interested in helping our country than helping themselves.

    Man, what I wouldn't give for a Teddy Roosevelt right about now!

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    I love Theodore Roosevelt.... other then the fact he was an Imperialist who opened the door to big government.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaskan_Viking View Post
    I love Theodore Roosevelt.... other then the fact he was an Imperialist who opened the door to big government.
    Nobody's perfect!

    As to Imperialism, I believe he was a product of his times and did what he believed to be best for his country, at the time. I doubt his views on Imperialism would be the same in todays world.

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