Thursday, May 04, 2006

Who Said It? Part III

This quote seems appropraite considering the political wrangling going on these days. Who said it?
"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."

5 comments:

Chuck said...

He walked softly and carried a big stick.

Jim Pemberton said...

My kids have stuffed animals named after him.

Mike Cline said...

Teddy Roosevelt

Andy said...

I thought it might have been Charlie Daniels or Ted Nugent.

Jeff A. Spry said...

It was from Teddy Roosevelt at the turn of the century. According to SNOPES (http://www.snopes.com/politics/quotes/troosevelt.asp_
it is exactly what he said. He said much more: copy the link above to read more!