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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Very Un-PC quotation

Oh Heaven forbid.....

"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 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 any foreign 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

5 Comments:

  • At 1:25 PM, Blogger Kevin said…

    Well ND - I think that's a good quote. I think it sounds magnificent and probably was met with an eruption of applause from it's live audience.

    I think you should keep in mind, however, that it was spoken over 99 years ago - in 1907.

    Let's just thank God that women still can't vote, blacks ride the 'colored' bus, and communication is limited to those pesky telegraph wires.

    For that matter, I hope we never have to live in a world where technology is so prevelant that communication is able to connect us as a race, rather than a country.

     
  • At 2:28 PM, Blogger NDwalters said…

    And of course, let's nitpick old TR and the times. Act like what he said isn't true now, but only mattered then, because America was not perfect. I expect that type of response......

    You missed the dang point, as usual. Typical liberal response in dancing around the issue. And Teddy was a cousin of old Franklin Roosevelt. But since Teddy was a conservative, let's dismiss him, right?

     
  • At 12:40 AM, Blogger Kevin said…

    ND you sound like an old bitter man sometimes. I didn't dismiss his comments at all - in fact, I said it was a good quote. I wasn't kidding when I wrote that - it truly read well.

    It's just not nearly as relevant in today's society - almost a century of social evolution since it was spoken. For the record, I don't know anything about TR and had no idea he was a conservative president. I'll remember it now though.

    And of course, let's nitpick old TR and the times.

    I've explained how I didn't nitpick TR, but how in the hell can one NOT nitpick 'the times'? I just don't see how you can even say that? Are you suggesting we're SUPPOSED to live in the past? What sort of progressive society is that?

    I added the sarcasm to my initial comment to show very clearly - women couldn't even freakin vote when that was spoken! (among other worldly grievances) You don't think that maybe, just maybe some other social commentaries may have changed in that time period too?

     
  • At 11:38 AM, Blogger Mooneyguy said…

    Gosh, I hope this doesn't apply to the Cubans in Miami. They pretty much remain Cuban-first.

     
  • At 5:33 AM, Blogger NDwalters said…

    Mooney, always one to chime in like a lackey. Kevin at least states a well orchestrated post. You, are a drive-by artist.

    Kevin, I'm not a bitter old man. Bitterness means holding a grudge. I hold no grudge, but I do dislike others getting to cut in line ahead of many who have waited in line to be citizens. Why do they get a cut? Because they'll vote Democrat, no questions asked, and the corporations want their cheap labor. Yeah, land of diversity, starts to resemble Babel more than anything.

    As I said in another post, read how Rome fell.....

    Kev, you missed TR's point on unity and making America one, not some splintered patchwork of self-serving special interests that it is now.

    By the way, you still in Houston or hast thou headed back to Austin?

     

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