May 8, 2006

American Vs “Name-Only” American

There are no African, Mexican, Asian or other categorized Americans. This hyphenated X-AMERICAN thing has got to go. Either you’re an American, period, or you’re not. Becoming an American means exactly what it says: American.

The liberal “multicultural” bit that incorporates X + American is nothing more than a piece of PC crap designed to garner votes for Democrats. Prior to this boneheadedness, we American taxpayers weren’t forced to translate such publications as drivers’ handbooks, etc, into a trillion languages. You moved here, your priority was learning to read, write and speak the Gringo language. The left has altered that for the reason of getting votes.

When you become a naturalized American, you leave your previous nationality behind. Case closed. If you want to be a Mexican-American, stay in Mexico and just be a Mexican. If you want to be an African-American, stay in or move to Africa and be an African. How many American born citizens of foreign countries call themselves American-Africans, American-Mexicans or American-Asians?


Going further, the English language is “coin of the realm” here, total allegiance to this country should be a requirement of new citizenship, as it was when my grandparents came here from eastern Europe. Move here, enjoy the benefits of citizenship, learn the language. So let’s have a look below:

The wisdom of our fathers

Teddy had it so right! Not Kennedy, but Roosevelt!

Theodore Roosevelt’s ideas on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN in 1907.

“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.”

Theodore Roosevelt 1907

Well said, Teddy!

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4 Responses to “American Vs “Name-Only” American”

  1. Raven Says:

    Well said Seth. There is nothing wrong with being…
    a plain, simple, honest


    No matter what color you are.
    No matter where you’re from.

    If you want to get all that America has to offer, then be a real American!

  2. Seth Says:

    The whole hyphenated something-American thing is a left-originated way of keeping a division between ethnicities >>>> If all ethnic groups were to realize we’re all equal as Americans, liberals couldn’t play the race card to con minority members out of their votes, hence the labels. Like, “Hey, don’t forget that you’re black, or Latino or whatever. You’re different from a white man.”

    And they call us conservatives racists, heh.

  3. Romeocat Says:

    Right on, Seth! I don’t mind someone being proud of their heritage - not at all! But my opinion is that you should use that heritage to enhance America, not divide it and tear it down.

    It’s like a quilt (gee, surprising for me to use that image, huh?). I take all sorts of different fabrics (and SCRAP quilts are my favorites), cut them up, and sew them into quilts. Each fabric is still itself, but now it contributes to making the whole more beautiful. It enhances all the other fabrics around it.

    That’s the way we should regard our ethnic heritage, IMHO.

    “E pluribus unum” - “Out of many, ONE!”

    – R’cat

  4. Seth Says:

    That’s what the left doesn’t want. They thrive on a divided America.

    I just started reading Mona Charen’s book, “Do Gooders”, about the effect of liberals on the country over the last 40 years. It already seems to fit right in with all the other madness we’re experiencing today, and I’m only on the first chapter.