Connect with us

archive

Bully for Teddy

The U.S. House of Representatives seems to get it, but the Senate doesn’t have a clue. Since President Bush’s Monday night speech on immigration, which sets forth a plan to create a temporary guest-worker program and offers a limited path to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants now in the United States, it looks like the President doesn’t get it either. When the National Council of La Raza says that the President’s speech was “an important step,” it might be time for President Bush to switch to Plan B.

Not only has Mexico’s president, Vicente Fox, telephoned the President to give his two cents on plans to send 6,000 National Guard troops to the border, his government has also threatened to bring suit in U.S. Federal Court if the Guard takes an active role in seizing and detaining illegal immigrants.

In the meantime, ATMs still want to know if you’d prefer English or Spanish, tests for drivers licenses are bi-lingual, and Mexican flags are de rigueur at every rally for “immigrant rights” in American cities.

Back in 1907, when the U.S. was in the midst of a third wave of immigration, President Teddy Roosevelt offered this opinion on immigrants and their role and duties in our society:

“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.”

Oh for the good ole’ days!

Newsletter Signup.

Sign up to the Human Events newsletter

Written By

Mr. Tabor, a conservative political activist based in Kernersville, N.C., is the author of "The Beast on the East River." In addition to writing a weekly column for HUMAN EVENTS, he is a contributing editor at TheConservativeVoice.com. His 60-second commentaries are heard on more than 250 stations daily. Contact him at Nathan@nathantabor.com.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Advertisement
Advertisement

TRENDING NOW:

Piers Morgan and Ilhan Omar Piers Morgan and Ilhan Omar

What’s The Difference Between Ilhan Omar and Piers Morgan?

U.S. POLITICS

CNN Platforms white nationalist Richard Spencer CNN Platforms white nationalist Richard Spencer

CNN Platforms Richard Spencer.

U.S. POLITICS

Alexander Solzhenitsyn Alexander Solzhenitsyn

That Time The Media Told Solzhenitsyn To Love It Or Leave It.

U.S. POLITICS

Planned Parenthood’s Leana Wen Wasn’t Woke Enough And Nor Are You.

CULTURE

Connect
Newsletter Signup.

Sign up to the Human Events newsletter