March 26, 2008

America...

Interesting quote for you regarding what it means to be an American/live in this country...... can anyone tell me who said it? Anyone? Got a gold star for you if you can...... :)

"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, for we intend to see that the crucible turns our people out as Americans, of American nationality, and not as dwellers in a polyglot boarding house;and we have room for but one sole loyalty, and that is loyalty to the American people. ....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 man's becoming in very fact an American, and nothing but an American. If he tries to keep segregated with men of his own origin and separated from the rest of America, then he isn't doing his part as an American..."

(quotes taken from two different speeches)

Any takers?

2 comments:

T'Ilia said...

I knew it was a Roosevelt, but I was wrong about which one. T.R., not FDR. (I looked it up--Google is a wondrous thing.)

Holly said...

cheater.... :)

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