Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The immigrant who comes here in good faith...

From Germany & France to Nevada & California, Immigration (both legal and illegal) is all over the news. How to enforce laws whilst remaining racially and religiously blind and totally politically correct is the dilemma. This morning I was reminded of a simple formula that used to work:

"In the first place we should insist that the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equity 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 man's becoming 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, and this excludes the red flag which symbolizes all wars against liberty and civilization, just as much as it excludes any flag of a nation to which we are hostile. 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 (Letter to the American Defense Society, 1919)

To live in a country, you should WANT to be hyphen-free. You should WANT to assimilate. The PROSPER part will follow all that...

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