Thursday, June 18, 2015

A Post-Flag Day Thought

Flag Day 2015 found me immersed in several quasi-crises.   And while I found some moments to honor the Lord by honoring my country by honoring the flag, I did not quite make it to my blog to post a tribute to Old Glory.  I simply want to pass along this thought from President Theodore Roosevelt.  Way to go, Teddy.  We could use you now.

“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.”

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