There’s been much clamor over the recently proposed immigration policies by President Donald Trump.
It’s a bill that reportedly “will create a merit-based immigration system that protects workers, taxpayers, and the economy” and it “rewards immigrants with education, English-language ability, high-paying job offers, past achievements, and entrepreneurial initiative.”
That said, the mainstream media and the Democrat party aren’t on board with this — with their biggest gripe being that they think it’s “racist” to prioritize English-speaking immigrants over non-English-speaking immigrants.
But former President Teddy Roosevelt said something profound about immigration in 1907 that completely vindicates Trump:
“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.”
Roosevelt knew what it meant to be an American — it’s time to stop being politically-correct and time to start being patriotically-correct.