Monday, May 01, 2006

Today is the day...

Today is the day immigrants all over the US plan to make the rest of us aware of just how critical they are to our society. I am not against own family immigrated here as did yours unless you are native American...which I am a teeny bit, so I guess I'm both...but I do have some thoughts on the matter which are summed up nicely in the quote below.

"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

Let us pray that our legislators figure out a way to handle this mess we now find ourselves in.

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