This Is a Quote

"There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. ...The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities." -- Pres. Theodore Roosevelt (Address to Knights of Columbus, Oct. 12, 1915)

FilmandVideoGuy FilmandVideoGuy
36-40, M
3 Responses Feb 9, 2009

Josie, Puck...well said.<br />
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Our politicians promote this as a means to pit one group against another. That way they can control us and make scapegoats out any group it sees that will serve their interests.

This one isn't as good as Teddys' and maybe a bit too draconian.<br />
"Any man who caries a hyphen around with him carries a dagger that he is ready to plunge into the vitals of the republic."<br />
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Woodrow Wilson<br />
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"“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.”"

Good quote. Thanks.