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


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

 Every American citizen needs to read this!



The following was what I was inspired to sit down and write after reading it. 

 I try to never forward an erroneous message and the message in this one is so POWERFUL and IMPORTANT.

I went to snopes.com (a site where you can check out lots of myths, urban legends and rumors) and I verified that not only is this true but, there is extensive quotes from Teddy Roosevelt you might be interested in reading.


Gee, almost 100 years later and it seems (as illustrated with our U.S. Constitution and U.S. Bill of Rights) that our forefathers could see where things might lead and go wrong. Question: Why were they, our forefathers, the politicians of their day, so much smarter than the politicians in office today??

We are loosing who and what we are. WE ARE Americans – a people that stand up for what is RIGHT!

We do not ask that people forget where they come from; just remember where there are … in AMERICA.

We don’t demand they forsake their religions and beliefs, just don’t try to force us (U.S.) to change or forget ours.

We do not ask people to forget their homeland just remember WHY they left it.

We actually welcome different cultures and have been known to assimilate some of those cultures into our own.

We didn’t invent Christmas but we celebrate it!

We didn’t invent spaghetti, tacos, egg rolls or strudel but we eat these things and love them.

What we DO invent we share with the world and whatever the world has to offer, if it fits within our society, we welcome it!

We speak one of the most illogical languages in the world – ENGLISH or should I say – AMERICAN ENGLISH. It IS our language and has been for over 200 years.

We celebrate OUR holidays; Memorial Day, Labor Day, Valentines Day, Christmas, Thanksgiving, The Forth of July, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day, etc. To some extent we celebrate Cinco de Mayo. People of the world that choose to come here and wish to celebrate holidays that are native to their place of origin are welcome to do so. If we as a nation wish to integrate any of those holidays into our national consciousness, we will through the Democratic process. We will never force those people to NOT celebrate their holidays either privately or publicly – unless it is offensive to our principals or morals.

IF where they came from was all that great … why did they leave it to come here…

… IF their homeland was bad enough to leave, why would we want it HERE!

… IF America is so bad that you feel a need to change it… then feel that need back where you came from!

America was built on Christian values and with the intent to allow people – ALL PEOPLE that choose to live here to live free and happy and be able to worship their beliefs without persecution. It is the strength of those beliefs that has made this people, this county, and this place – AMERICA the ONE place on earth most want to inhabit.  Should we change what has worked for over 200 years and most probably become what people are anxious to flee?

When we take the Christian values out of schools, we are taking those values out of our national consciousness and are welcoming the end of what makes America great.

To those who want to remove the Ten Commandments from our court houses… I say BUNK! All American laws are based on the Magna Carta. The Magna Carta was based on the Ten Commandments… therefore, in this context, the Ten Commandments in our courthouses does not represent religion but in fact represents LAW! There has been enough justice removed from our legal system, let’s not remove LAW too.

 “Give us your poor and huddles masses” – NOT your lazy freeloaders and criminals! The immigrants of the past, of which we are all descendents, legally came to this country with a desire to make, build and/or earn a better life with their hand out in friendship… not to get, steal or coerce a better life with their hand out taking what they have not earned and complaining that it’s not enough.

No one promised an easy life! The only promise here in AMERICA is the freedom to pursue a better life. A freedom to worship any religion you choose and the freedom to the success you can earn with sweat, dedication and your brain. No success story has ever been achieved without these things.  

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