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Theodore Roosevelt 1919

"In the first place we should insist that the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equity 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 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 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 in a letter to the American Defense Society in 1919. "Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or to leave the country," he said in a statement to the Kansas City Star in 1918. "English should be the only language taught or used in the public schools." “We can have no "50-50" allegiance in this country. Either a man is an American and nothing else, or he is not an American at all.”

Theodore Roosevelt 1919

I'm a Christian and have one teenage son.
We live in the Chicagoland area.
I adore Chicago.
I love spending time downtown, at
Grant Park, the Museums and Orchestra Hall.

I'm a musician.
I play various instruments.
My son's Father is a Professional Classical Guitarist.
My son is, needless to say, musically talented.
He is currently playing 3 instruments.
I grew up near a
Ski Resort and started skiing devotedly by age 9.
I love snow, winter sports and such.
I'm also a lover of water.
I enjoy swimming, water skiing, fishing, boating etc.
I love Hitchcock and older movies. I can't think of many modern movies, nor music that I enjoy.
I'm a
Classical Music fan. I'm also quite the News Junkie as of late.
I truly appreciate
Fox News for their coverage on and after 9/11 and the following wars. And I've really come to admire Ann Coulter. She is one witty lady!
I often get so welled up with
love and admiration speaking with a retired Vet or Serviceman I weep. I've always been Patriotic. Not necessarily raised that way. It's just a deep sense of love and patriotism that has grown as I have.
I deeply appreciate and thank all of our Coalition Forces who lost their lives, gave of themselves in various ways and people around the world who prayed for the safety of our most brave and valiant men and women of our military services and our beloved President.
I appreciate all friendly e-mails and very much enjoy making new acquaintences. (



I me, an individual, a committee of one. Pledge dedicate all of my worldly goods to live without self-pity. Allegiance my love and my devotion. To the Flag our standard, Old Glory, a symbol of freedom. Wherever she waves, there is respect, because your loyalty has given her a dignity that shouts freedom is everybody's job. Of The United that means we have all come together. States of America, Individual communities that have united into 50 great states. Fifty individual communities with pride and dignity and purpose, all divided with imaginary boundaries, yet united to a common purpose, and that's love for a country. And to the Republic a state in which sovereign power is invested in representatives chosen by the people to govern. And government is the people and it's from the people to the leaders, not from the leaders to the people. For which it stands, One Nation under God meaning, so blessed by God. Indivisible, incapable of being divided. With liberty which is freedom and the right of power to live one's own life without threats or fear of some sort of retaliation. And justice the principle of quality of dealing fairly with others. For all. which meant it's as much your country as it is mine.
by R. Skelton

I am your Flag. I was born on June 14th, 1777. I am more than just cloth shaped into design. I am the refuge of the World’s oppressed people. I am the silent sentinel of Freedom. I am the emblem of the greatest sovereign nation on earth. I am the inspiration for which American Patriots gave their lives and fortunes. I have led your sons into battle from Valley Forge to the burning sands of Iraq and the frozen rock faced mountains of Afghanistan. I walk in silence with each of your Honored Dead, to their final resting place beneath the silent White Crosses, row upon row. I have flown through Peace and War, Strife and Prosperity, and amidst it all I have been respected. My Red Stripes....symbolize the blood spilled in defense of this glorious nation. My White Stripes....signify the burning tears shed by Americans who lost their sons. My Blue indicative of God’s heaven under which I fly. My Stars....clustered together, unify 50 states as one, for God and Country. ‘Old Glory’ is my nickname, and proudly I wave on high. Honor me, respect me, defend me with your lives and fortunes. Never let my enemies tear down from my lofty position, lest I never return. Keep alight the fires of patriotism, strive earnestly for the spirit of democracy. Worship Eternal God and keep His Commandments, and I shall remain the bulwark of peace and freedom for all mankind. I am your Flag.

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5 Brits, 1 American.
Graham,(passed) John, Jonesy, Michael, Eric and Terry.