Someone emailed this to me today, and it seems quite pertinent, as the lameduck Congress appears poised to ram through the Dream Act (cost to taxpayers, approx. $20 billion). The Dream Act, aka backdoor amnesty for illegal aliens, against the express will of the American people.
The following is from a speech by President Theodore Roosevelt, with emphasis added:
“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.”
In light of the fact that our current POTUS had dual citizenship AT BIRTH and is thus arguably ineligible to be POTUS under the Constitution; bows to foreign potentates; willfully misquotes the Pledge of Allegiance; mistakes the Motto of the USA; doesn’t even know how many states comprise this Republic; seeks to unconstitutionally redistribute the wealth of private citizens; professes a desire to fundamentally transform America into his image of what the country should be; does not respect the Constitution because, in his words, it’s a “flawed document;” and too often seems to place the welfare of other countries, even despotic ones, ahead of the welfare of America, the country he is sworn to SERVE (see https://wtpotus.wordpress.com/2010/12/06/an-inconvenient-wikileak/ ) Teddy Roosevelt’s words remind us that sometimes even progressives “get it.”
Bridgette, the ever alert, posted this same quote once in a comment; but it bears repeating and, besides, we need a new open thread.
“Lawmakers are still hammering out a compromise on the Bush tax rate extension, but the White House Tuesday [today, Dec. 7] pressed for REPUBLICANS to help pass another controversial piece of legislation – the DREAM Act.” This is the third call he’s made to try to twist arms on this issue. I have news for the Republicans. If they sell us out by horse-trading the “compromise” on the Bush tax cuts for this travesty, We the People will be on them like white on rice. They are on probation. They had better remember why they were given a second chance in 2010–not to “compromise” with this ineligible POTUS to ram through unpopular amnesty for people who BROKE OUR LAWS.