Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Tuesday, November 14, 2006


The year is 1907.....but the speaker knew what he was talking about.

"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

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