Saturday, June 6, 2009
The Correct Concept
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
When did we lose this concept? Now President Obama is promising Muslims that we will adapt to their standards. Are we going to allow those living under Shiria law (Wikipedia definition: Sharia deals with many aspects of day-to-day life, including politics, economics, banking, business, contracts, family, sexuality, hygiene, and social issues) to dictate who we do things in America? We've already installed foot baths in airports. Will we now allow female Muslims to be photographed for their driver's licenses with heads and faces covered? Will be stand idly by while the men stone their wives and daughters in what is considered an acceptable practice under their belief? America has always been a melting pot of people from all walks of life, but I see our Constitution being chipped away and new standards being set...and I don't like it one little bit.