Theodore Roosevelt had Ideas on Immigration

My 90 year old grandmother is circulating propaganda again! She agrees with the ideas Roosevelt had about immigrants coming to America.

Theodore Roosevelt had Ideas on Immigrants

Theodore Roosevelt's ideas on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN in 1907

My 90 year old grandmother is circulating propaganda around the internet again! She agrees with the ideas Theodore Roosevelt had about immigrants coming to America. Remember, this was in the year 1907, over one hundred years ago. With so much discussion regarding immigration issues these days, whether you agree or not, the message is timely.

“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

9 Comments

  1. tommylee

    Maybe in 1907 that message had some validity and even then I believe it did injustice to those that occupied this country before any immigrant landed in the land of the “free”. If the language would have been the language of the land we'll be all talking some form of Indian, no matter how you look at it.

    To give justification of such claims in 1907, let's put in it perspective of 2010.

    Room for nationalism is becoming sparse in every continent and to claim anything else but being an Earthling would in the scope of integration (getting along and resolving conflicts peacefully) be a discrimination against oneself. Even worse, it is the cause why wars are fought today, how Hitler Germany thought 80 years ago. “Das Herrenvolk” and the “Arian Race” proclamation started out in the exact same manner to take a foothold in the minds of the “simpletons” leading to the concentration camps where 6 million people got killed because of similar proclamations such as Roosevelt's about nationalism.

  2. publisher_sa

    Add another 55 million killed in WWII violence. It was much much more than 6 million Jews. There is another distinction at work here. Most people who came in 1907 couldn't wait to get their American Citizens papers, as most of them were fugitives of the Laws in their respective countries. That's how half of Sicily and 80% of Ireland ended up here. Go and spend a week up in Ellis Island in New York harbor and find your ancestry and the easy way many bastardized their old names.

    I know that 58% of “Americans” agree with Arizona's answer to Illegal Immigration, problem is they agree only with what sensationalism has been published in the media. Ask Police Commissioners, Mayor of Major Cities and CEO's of large companies, I'm talking about the ones with 50,000 and up employees, their opinion and they will tell you, this country will hurt like it has never hurt since the Civil War.
    And I'm not even talking about the fact that most states in the Nation are bankrupt and cannot pay for beefing up a police force to enforce these laws.
    Time will tell but all my friends in the gun ownership business are doing fabulous.

  3. tommylee

    In complete agreement here, just didn't want to go full force on every aspect how wrong the “painted picture” is or was and the gun ownership business being in bloom is what really worries me.

    Another report about the erection of large concentration camp like facilities in the midwest keeps on surfacing. The question is: “What are those for?”. I'm asking a rhetorical question here as it is unmistakable a result of things to come.

    Are those rumors correct that such facilities are being constructed as we speak?

  4. tommylee

    Maybe in 1907 that message had some validity and even then I believe it did injustice to those that occupied this country before any immigrant landed in the land of the “free”. If the language would have been the language of the land we'll be all talking some form of Indian, no matter how you look at it.

    To give justification of such claims in 1907, let's put in it perspective of 2010.

    Room for nationalism is becoming sparse in every continent and to claim anything else but being an Earthling would in the scope of integration (getting along and resolving conflicts peacefully) be a discrimination against oneself. Even worse, it is the cause why wars are fought today, how Hitler Germany thought 80 years ago. “Das Herrenvolk” and the “Arian Race” proclamation started out in the exact same manner to take a foothold in the minds of the “simpletons” leading to the concentration camps where 6 million people got killed because of similar proclamations such as Roosevelt's about nationalism.

  5. publisher_sa

    Add another 55 million killed in WWII violence. It was much much more than 6 million Jews. There is another distinction at work here. Most people who came in 1907 couldn't wait to get their American Citizens papers, as most of them were fugitives of the Laws in their respective countries. That's how half of Sicily and 80% of Ireland ended up here. Go and spend a week up in Ellis Island in New York harbor and find your ancestry and the easy way many bastardized their old names.

    I know that 58% of “Americans” agree with Arizona's answer to Illegal Immigration, problem is they agree only with what sensationalism has been published in the media. Ask Police Commissioners, Mayor of Major Cities and CEO's of large companies, I'm talking about the ones with 50,000 and up employees, their opinion and they will tell you, this country will hurt like it has never hurt since the Civil War if Arizona is going to be the norm.
    And I'm not even talking about the fact that most states in the Nation are bankrupt and cannot pay for beefing up a police force to enforce these laws.
    Time will tell but all my friends in the gun ownership business are doing fabulous.

  6. tommylee

    In complete agreement here, just didn't want to go full force on every aspect how wrong the “painted picture” is or was and the gun ownership business being in bloom is what really worries me.

    Another report about the erection of large concentration camp like facilities in the midwest keeps on surfacing. The question is: “What are those for?”. I'm asking a rhetorical question here as it is unmistakable a result of things to come.

    Are those rumors correct that such facilities are being constructed as we speak?

  7. Billymcfartel

    WOW, what an idiot!

  8. Alaska Dale

    Don't forget, the immigrants Teddy Roosevelt was referring to were German-Americans (the era was WWI). So, how many Americans of German descent are ready to jump on this bandwagon of immigrant control if it includes all people of German ancestry? Yeah, I thought not.

  9. Dave

    Roosevelt had it right. If you aren’t committed to becoming an American Citizen in all facets of your life then you should go home. My ancestors arrived at Ellis Island in 1906 from Italy. They learned English, worked, started businesses, educated their children in the American way of doing things. They watched their children go to war in WWII to Fight against the Germans and the ITALIANS. They marched with rifles in hand into places like Anzio and killed the enemies of our country, at the time the ITALIANS. They wore American flags on their uniforms and were proud to be Americans and return to America when the war was won. They were proud to serve even after growing up during the Great Depression to parents who worked 6 days a week 12 hours a day. Today immigration is bullshit, they want to remain affiliated with their former country, speak their former languages, commit identity theft (use a stolen or cousins id as their own), tax fraud (claim married or single 9 on their W-4 while using anothers id) , insurance fraud (get work comp, unemployment, and medical coverage in the stolen ids name), get welfare and social services from our country without ever working under their real names, get indigent care at our hospitals, drive cars without registering or insuring them, wave foreign flags on our soil, demand educational services in their own languages, demand voting information in their own language (how does a foreign citizen vote in a US election?), the list goes on an on while our politician do nothing but pander for their future votes. That is why legal citizen cling to the second amendment because we are not going to become second class citizens in our own country without a fight. I am just hoping that I am not too old to fight when the time comes. Socialism has destroy Europe and it will destroy the white mans world. It is amazing how all peoples of color want to take over the white mans countries…must be because we made it a better place to live that the crappy countries they have created. There have been people in Africa longer than anywhere else in the world and the fight and kill without predjudice in those countries. If you want to hold onto your old ways of doing things, stay in your own counties and make them better. Buy your guns in the USA and while your familes are getting killed by drug lords in Mexico, go down there and arm your family and kill the drug lords and their gangs. Grow some real balls and do something to make the world a better place than just your own life by making other people’s lives worse.

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