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March 29, 2006 / Dan

Quote of the Week: Immigration

We'll see how long this "Quote of the Week" thing lasts. Hopefully, it will become a regular around here. They will be either historical or new quotes that will be funny, timely, controversial, or thought provoking.

Here's the first one, rather timely, considering the debate occurring in our nation and in the senate:

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 man's becoming in very fact 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
Teddy Roosevelt

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