Hyphens Separate Us…

The demand for hyphenated citizenship is a curious part… of 21st century American life.  Too many Americans feel incomplete without qualifying their nationality with an arbitrary link to some other part of the world.  Cultural relativism brainwashes people into believing that America is simply a place- like a loosely governed boarding house.   Thomas Jefferson gave us our creed in 1776- a belief that unites us all.  The modern world carries on as if these ideals were never truly American.

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Preach, TR

Theodore Roosevelt said it best:

"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."

 

What is wrong with declaring yourself and American first?   If you are fascinated with your ancestry, there are websites for that now….  Assimilation to the American creed should not be an objectionable expectation.

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