Friday, April 21, 2006

A Tale of Two Teddys

"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 man's becoming in very fact 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, and this excludes the red flag, which symbolizes all wars against liberty and civilization, just as much as it excludes any foreign flag of a nation to which we are hostile...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."
--Theodore Roosevelt, 1919

Some in Congress want to turn America away from its true spirit. They believe immigrants are criminals and they're wrong. They believe any of us who help immigrants, even our priests, are criminals, too. They are wrong again. They say, "You should report to deport." I say, "Report and become American citizens." --Ted "Quisling" Kennedy, October 20, 1994, on the campaign trail in Mass-a-too-sis

Buenas tardes. (Good afternoon) Gracias por darme la oportunidad de estar en este evento. (Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be at this event) y gracias por demandar justicia para todos los emigrantes (and thank you for demanding justice for all the immigrants.) Hasta la victoria!! (To victory!!) Si su puede!! (Yes we can!!)--Ted "Salvador" Kennedy, April 10, 2006, in a speech to his future constituents at an Immigration rally in Washington, D.C., at which many attendees were illegal aliens

So this is what they mean by "progressive politics": from statesmen to seditionists in less than a century.

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