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what do think? It sure does sound like a plan to me...

'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.'

Can anyone guess who said this, and when?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 6:14 PM on May. 8, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (28)
  • What used to unite us was being Americans first.That does not deminish ones loyalty to God.I know Americans who immigrated here from other countries and they see it the same way sweet.They keep heritage in ways but they are proud to be Americans first because when they came to America they came for the right reasons.
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 11:43 AM on May. 9, 2010

  • a jerkface bigot? "room for but one flag, room for but one languate..." Has America forgotten about FREEDOM???
    StellarJKD

    Answer by StellarJKD at 6:20 PM on May. 8, 2010

  • Theodore Roosevelt in 1916....Why?
    sunshine58103

    Answer by sunshine58103 at 6:27 PM on May. 8, 2010

  • "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..."


    Sounds good to me.  A man can't serve two mistresses, nor two countries. 

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:33 PM on May. 8, 2010

  • Theodore Roosevelt.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:37 PM on May. 8, 2010

  • stellar, if you honor the flag of 2 countries, then how can you truly be free?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:08 PM on May. 8, 2010

  • bethsunshine, i think that this is quite appropriate at this time, with all the nonsense going on about the illegals. People can be American, or not. Quite simple, I think. Thanks, OP, for posting this. Everyone needs to read this!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:11 PM on May. 8, 2010

  • Heres your bigots http://video.yahoo.com/watch/7165215/18659668 now what were you saying stellar?

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:19 PM on May. 8, 2010

  • hmm... I am curious was it roosevelt? It is true. We cannot be divided, we are one nation, and immigrating is fine. Assimilation is all that we ask. By that I mean, learn the language, follow the rules, pay your taxes. We are all different yet we all stand together for America, and the idea of the american dream.
    Sillybillymel

    Answer by Sillybillymel at 8:07 PM on May. 8, 2010

  • i'd agree, whoever said it. after all, if i wanted to move to france (of all places..ewww!) and become a citizen, i'd do it because i wanted to be a frenchie. i'd expect the need to assimilate to be part of the process...funny how no one sees this in USA. the united states of america, not the united states of 'whereever you wish to still proclaim as your country'!
    dullscissors

    Answer by dullscissors at 8:17 PM on May. 8, 2010

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