Theodore Roosevelt's ideas on immigrants and being an AMERICAN in 1907
Viewpoints certainly have changed over the years...
"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
Political correctness and the inability to speak honestly has now bankrupted our souls and helped to decay our society... Whereas honesty and constructive criticism were used in years past to shape desired behavior, we are now overly sensitive and don't want to hurt anyone's special "feeelings"... NOW EVERYONE IS SPECIAL AND EQUAL!!!
Pathetic and weak we have become!