The Hyphenated American and The Hyphen

Posted on April 16, 2009. Filed under: Immigration, Law, Philosophy, Politics, Quotations, Raves, Uncategorized, Video | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

“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.”

~Theodore Roosevelt, 1915

The Hyphen – By John Wayne

 

Hyphenated Americanism

 

John Wayne and the Pledge of Allegiance


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