"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
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 January 03, 1919