"To divide along the lines of section or caste or creed is un-American."
Theodore Roosevelt
(1858-1919) 26th US President
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... or gender, or sexual orientation, or ...
 -- Joe, Rochester, MI     
     -- Anonymous, Reston, VA US      
    If it is so un-American, why do we do it so well? ;-)
     -- E Archer, NYC     
     -- David L Rosenthal      
    Government doesn't divide people into groups (although they exploit differences well for political gain), people divide themselves into groups-human nature in action.
     -- Ken, Allyn, WA     
    Roosevelt provided many of the greatest divisions of people into groups (caste, creed, rich, poor, etc.) any government had ever attempted.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    To solve this he and Howard Taft implemented the 16th amendment to the constitution which they called "The Income Redistribution Amendment."
     -- cal, lewisville, tx     
    Machiavelli 101, group identity benefits the progressive statists it's the old divide and conquer game. There's nothing better than willing slaves!
     -- Mike, Pleasant Hill     
    Cal, ah yes the 16th amendment the law that never was.
     -- Mike, Pleasant Hill     
    Cal, as usual you are right on.
     -- jim k, austin tx     
    Ah yes, the progressive movement.
     -- Ronw13, Yachats Or     
    I could have given this 5 stars for an - on its face accuracy - but, considering the source, it meant something entirely different (as witnessed by his actions).
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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