"There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism."
Theodore Roosevelt
(1858-1919) 26th US President
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How true.
 -- Dylan, Americus     
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    I'm not quite sure how to rate this quote or comment on it with stars. Considering the author, does the quote mean absolutely everyone need to religiously become socialists? At a natural law foundation; common law application, all are equal before the law (without hyphenation or the implied finite Americanism) There is no national common law (no matter how the post war between the States despots would want to reduce it to a unique system of stari decisis) Common law entities (States) unite with a charter (constitution), limiting their servant (the States united or the United States of America). I understand that a nation divided can not stand. Was he speaking of Japanese - Americans to be put into camps? Was he speaking of simple diversity that seems to melt away after a generation or 2 if left alone? Was he speaking of government generated racism (as is now in vogue)? 5 stars for being united as one under law, thumbs down for racism, and all else as would separate the family of man - including a statist theocracy's what should be in compliance to national policy,.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    American -American
     -- Bobby Freed     
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    Democrats act like they want our motto to be E Pluribus Pluribus instead of E Pluribus Unum.  
     -- Durham, Birmingham     
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    Roosevelt's "progressive/ socialist" views, having never repudiated as Beveridge, his partner did, the early expansion of governmental power, puts a sour note on anything else that he might have stated.
    Weakness in adverse times, calling for, over regulation, played into the socialist unionist hands, of that day. Resulting in the needed Restoration of today. "rolling back" and "draining the swamp" created by such misjudgement sets the opportunity for Righting our Ship of State once more. seasonable for such history to be exposed to the Patriots at this time. His pleading for patriotism was the dupe of his statesmanship. 
     -- Ronw13, OR     
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    When the politically correct term 'African-Americans' was pushed, I thought it kind of strange since all the black friends I had felt no connection to Africa in any way  but all were proud to be from the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and yes, even Westchester.  I do not consider myself a European-American.  Somehow an African-American is not quite a whole American.  Even more intriguing is that almost no blacks want to move 'back' to Africa, those countries being among the most poor and war torn in the world.  SO what is the real intention of all this?  Division.  Identity politics.  Class warfare.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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