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Old 03-16-2008, 05:53 PM
 
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English is our language. They knew it before they came. Here we speak English, our road signs are English, newspapers, welfare papers, wic papers, etc. It is all English. They know it. Just to get eveyone mad they speak spanish. I believe this is the only reason they do it.
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Old 03-16-2008, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, USA
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Theodore Roosevelt on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN

"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. We have room for but one flag, the American flag, and this excludes the red flag, which symbolizes all wars against liberty and civilization, just as much as it excludes any foreign flag of a nation to which we are hostile...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
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Old 03-17-2008, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Theodore Roosevelt on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN

"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. We have room for but one flag, the American flag, and this excludes the red flag, which symbolizes all wars against liberty and civilization, just as much as it excludes any foreign flag of a nation to which we are hostile...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
As it should be.
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Old 03-17-2008, 04:23 PM
 
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Why don't we all agree to live and let live? We are all trying to get through life the best we can. We can only be responsible for our own lives and should not presume that our's is the only right way. We all have our own belief systems and there is nothing wrong with that. If a person only wants to speak english that's fine.
Some of these posts seem to be fairly old, is there a reason they are being brought up? I don't know if Ghost is still a member, but he writes a great post.
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