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Look here you little prick, I have no problem with where someone comes from, it's what they do while they are here. My wife is a border sister.

 

If they want to stay mexican they can stay in Mexico. If they want to stay german they can stay in Germany. If they want to stay French they can go die!

 

If you come to the United States of America you need to become an American.

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Theodore Roosevelt Advocates Americanism, 1915

 

... There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all. This is just as true of the man who puts "native" before the hyphen as of the man who puts German or Irish or English or French before the hyphen. Americanism is a matter of the spirit and of the soul. Our allegiance must be purely to the United States. We must unsparingly condemn any man who holds any other allegiance. But if he is heartily and singly loyal to this Republic, then no matter where he was born, he is just as good an American as any one else.

 

The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English-Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian-Americans or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality, than with the other citizens of the American Republic. The men who do not become Americans and nothing else are hyphenated Americans; and there ought to be no room for them in this country. The man who calls himself an American citizen and who yet shows by his actions that he is primarily the citizen of a foreign land, plays a thoroughly mischievous part in the life of our body politic. He has no place here; and the sooner he returns to the land to which he feels his real heart-allegiance, the better it will be for every good American. There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American. The only man who is a good American is the man who is an American and nothing else.

 

For an American citizen to vote as a German-American, an Irish-American, or an English-American, is to be a traitor to American institutions; and those hyphenated Americans who terrorize American politicians by threats of the foreign vote are engaged in treason to the American Republic.

 

Americanization

 

The foreign-born population of this country must be an Americanized population - no other kind can fight the battles of America either in war or peace. It must talk the language of its native-born fellow-citizens, it must possess American citizenship and American ideals. It must stand firm by its oath of allegiance in word and deed and must show that in very fact it has renounced allegiance to every prince, potentate, or foreign government. It must be maintained on an American standard of living so as to prevent labor disturbances in important plants and at critical times. None of these objects can be secured as long as we have immigrant colonies, ghettos, and immigrant sections, and above all they cannot be assured so long as we consider the immigrant only as an industrial asset. The immigrant must not be allowed to drift or to be put at the mercy of the exploiter. Our object is to not to imitate one of the older racial types, but to maintain a new American type and then to secure loyalty to this type. We cannot secure such loyalty unless we make this a country where men shall feel that they have justice and also where they shall feel that they are required to perform the duties imposed upon them. The policy of "Let alone" which we have hitherto pursued is thoroughly vicious from two stand-points. By this policy we have permitted the immigrants, and too often the native-born laborers as well, to suffer injustice. Moreover, by this policy we have failed to impress upon the immigrant and upon the native-born as well that they are expected to do justice as well as to receive justice, that they are expected to be heartily and actively and single-mindedly loyal to the flag no less than to benefit by living under it.

 

We cannot afford to continue to use hundreds of thousands of immigrants merely as industrial assets while they remain social outcasts and menaces any more than fifty years ago we could afford to keep the black man merely as an industrial asset and not as a human being. We cannot afford to build a big industrial plant and herd men and women about it without care for their welfare. We cannot afford to permit squalid overcrowding or the kind of living system which makes impossible the decencies and necessities of life. We cannot afford the low wage rates and the merely seasonal industries which mean the sacrifice of both individual and family life and morals to the industrial machinery. We cannot afford to leave American mines, munitions plants, and general resources in the hands of alien workmen, alien to America and even likely to be made hostile to America by machinations such as have recently been provided in the case of the two foreign embassies in Washington. We cannot afford to run the risk of having in time of war men working on our railways or working in our munition plants who would in the name of duty to their own foreign countries bring destruction to us. Recent events have shown us that incitements to sabotage and strikes are in the view of at least two of the great foreign powers of Europe within their definition of neutral practices. What would be done to us in the name of war if these things are done to us in the name of neutrality?

 

One America

 

All of us, no matter from what land our parents came, no matter in what way we may severally worship our Creator, must stand shoulder to shoulder in a united America for the elimination of race and religious prejudice. We must stand for a reign of equal justice to both big and small. We must insist on the maintenance of the American standard of living. We must stand for an adequate national control which shall secure a better training of our young men in time of peace, both for the work of peace and for the work of war. We must direct every national resource, material and spiritual, to the task not of shirking difficulties, but of training our people to overcome difficulties. Our aim must be, not to make life easy and soft, not to soften soul and body, but to fit us in virile fashion to do a great work for all mankind. This great work can only be done by a mighty democracy, with these qualities of soul, guided by those qualities of mind, which will both make it refuse to do injustice to any other nation, and also enable it to hold its own against aggression by any other nation. In our relations with the outside world, we must abhor wrongdoing, and disdain to commit it, and we must no less disdain the baseness of spirit which lamely submits to wrongdoing. Finally and most important of all, we must strive for the establishment within our own borders of that stern and lofty standard of personal and public neutrality which shall guarantee to each man his rights, and which shall insist in return upon the full performance by each man of his duties both to his neighbor and to the great nation whose flag must symbolize in the future as it has symbolized in the past the highest hopes of all mankind.

 

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Look here you little prick, I have no problem with where someone comes from, it's what they do while they are here. My wife is a border sister.

 

If they want to stay mexican they can stay in Mexico. If they want to stay german they can stay in Germany. If they want to stay French they can go die!

 

If you come to the United States of America you need to become an American.

Listen here you little prick

 

I'll bet you call alligators..... lizards!

 

As a son of the American Revolution I believe....

 

All immigrants that come to the U.S. should become American.

 

They should also serve in the armed forces.

 

Including their first and second generation decendants.

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If they want to be black panthers they can..

oh wait...wrong thread..

eric

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Look here you little prick, I have no problem with where someone comes from, it's what they do while they are here. My wife is a border sister.

 

If they want to stay mexican they can stay in Mexico. If they want to stay german they can stay in Germany. If they want to stay French they can go die!

 

If you come to the United States of America you need to become an American.

OOOOHHH..getting alittle testy, Shaggy! Just bustin yer balls-I know where you're coming from, relax...damn, someone needs a bong hit. :nod:

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If they want to be black panthers they can..

oh wait...wrong thread..

eric

Can I join the black panthers? They sound like a fun bunch! :bwaver:

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hell, you should try!..

I tried to join the Denham Springs chapter of the Klan and they wouldn't accept me...true story. lol

eric

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This ought to piss the Mexican Americans off

 

And Itailan Americans

and German Americans

and Irish Americans

and Original Indians especially!!

 

 

Philly Schools to Require African History

 

In what could be a first in the United States, the Philadelphia school system will soon require that all high school students take a year of African and African-American studies.

 

Leaders of the school district, where two-thirds of students are black, hope the course will not only keep those students interested in their academic work but also give others a more accurate view of history.

 

"We have the opportunity ... to do something under our watch that is really going to do right by our students, to say, 'We've come from some pretty great places,'" said assistant superintendent Cecilia Cannon.

 

The course, already offered as an elective at 11 of the city's 54 high schools, covers topics including classical African civilizations, civil rights and black nationalism, and teachers say it has captivated students.

 

At the nearly all-black Strawberry Mansion High School, the class chose a top student to have a $360 genetic test designed to help blacks trace their roots back to Africa. James Sullivan, a senior, learned that his maternal family descends from the Ibo tribe in Nigeria, and that his ancestors came to the United States as slaves.

 

"There were tears in his eyes, but joy also," said Principal Lois Powell Mondesire, who added that other students are now interested in genetic testing.

 

National education groups said they did not know of other districts that require black studies, now a high-profile academic field on college campuses such as Harvard and Cornell.

 

But educators will no doubt be watching the Philadelphia experiment, unanimously approved by the five-person School Reform Commission this spring. Administrators in California, Massachusetts and elsewhere have called to ask for details, Philadelphia officials said.

 

"School districts all across the country try all kinds of different things to engage the kids and improve student performance," said Michael Casserly, executive director of the Council of the Great City Schools, which represents 65 large urban school districts. "So this will be of interest, but it won't necessarily create a stampede in this direction."

 

The class, designed for 10th graders, uses the textbook "The African American Odyssey" by Darline Hine, one of only a few on the topic written at the high-school level. Course units range from the capture of slaves in West Africa to the Civil War.

 

One student said she wondered about singling out African-American history as a requirement for graduation.

 

"It's a big world. You have to think about everyone else, too" said Briggitte Rodriguez, 14, a freshman at Philadelphia High School for Girls, which is 62 percent black.

 

Others schoolmates saw the requirement as an improvement on Black History Month for the schools.

 

"They usually just focus on African-American history in February, and it should be all year-round," said Victoria Pertell, who is black.

 

The 210,000-student Philadelphia school system is 65 percent black, 14.5 percent Hispanic, 14.2 percent white and 5.3 percent Asian-American.

 

I wonder how much of the constitution these kids will remember when they graduate

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hell, you should try!..

I tried to join the Denham Springs chapter of the Klan and they wouldn't accept me...true story. lol

eric

Ok, I'm in..If  they don't have a local chapter, maybe I can start one here in santa Maria...BLACK POWER! :wave:  (RAISING FIST HIGH IN THE AIR FOR ALL MY BROTHERS TO SEE!)

In other news, you dude, are insane! I gotta hear how you tried to join the Klan! that's some wild shit!

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:charger: They all look the same under a white sheet  :bomb:  klan that is :Cheers[1]:  

 

:Off-Topic2: I think there are 7 mesycans for 1 of everything else in SoCal   :Spanishinq:

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do ya think they'll remember to teach them that the africans ( of the slavery time ) were not only canibals, but the various tribes warred each other and took prisoners for sale to the traders. ( those which they didn't eat )

 

In other words...  The Africans of slavery time did nothing to prevent slavery, but instead aided and abbetted.

 

Bet they don't include that little tidbit.

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We're all very different people. We're not Watusi, we're not Spartans, we're Americans. With a capital "A", huh? And you know what that means? Do you? That means that our forefathers were kicked out of every decent country in the world. We are the wretched refuse. We're the underdog. We're mutts.  :bvictory:
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di ya hear about the new gun that shoots cans.....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mexicans, puerto ricans, africans...

 

I kid...no harm no foul...meant as a joke...

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We're all very different people. We're not Watusi, we're not Spartans, we're Americans. With a capital "A", huh? And you know what that means? Do you? That means that our forefathers were kicked out of every decent country in the world. We are the wretched refuse. We're the underdog. We're mutts.  :bvictory:

I think you may have offended the spartan-watusi-Americans. You know, they have feelings too, ya bastard!

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I may be wrong on this, but isn't America the only country that uses "African-American, Mexican-American, etc?"

I mean if you go to, say jolly old England, do people call themselves African-English, Mexican-English, etc? If you immigrate to this country you should have to learn the language and be able to read and write it. Every American should do at the minimum 2 year tour in the military. Most kids don't know what they want after High School. Fuck those that refuse.

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as the patch on my leather reads:SPEAK ENGLISH OR GET THE FUCK OUT! :bhi:
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We're all very different people. We're not Watusi, we're not Spartans, we're Americans. With a capital "A", huh? And you know what that means? Do you? That means that our forefathers were kicked out of every decent country in the world. We are the wretched refuse. We're the underdog. We're mutts.  :bvictory:

I think you may have offended the spartan-watusi-Americans. You know, they have feelings too, ya bastard!

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this is the best i can do kieth

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I mean if you go to, say jolly old England, do people call themselves African-English, Mexican-English, etc?

Sorry Aztec Warrior...Can't give you that one...the reason there are no Mexican-English is that it is to long of a swim.   :P

 

Hey Homer, I can get you into a Denham Springs Klan meetin no problem.  Just give me the word.  :cppl1

 

Funny aside about Louisiana politics.  A few years ago we had one candidate for Governor of Louisiana named David Duke who was a former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan..(Eventually went to Federal Prison).   :bwave: He was running against a very funny and beloved former governor, Edwin Edwards, who was a well known crook and a womanizer..(Eventually went to Federal Prison as well)  :(   Anyway, a reporter asked "we know the differences between you, but are there any similarities".  Without missing a beat Governor Edwards in his heavy Cajun accent said "Why yes, we are both wizards under the sheets".  :rotfl:

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