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Old February 11th, 2008, 09:45 PM   #27
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it occurred to me while thinking about this that the very existence of that Teddy Roosevelt quote somewhat proves my point. Obviously this is not a new issue. If he said that in 1919 it must have been an issue then. Obviously he was concerned about whether immigrants were assimilating into American society quickly enough or not. And I strongly suspect it was not Mexicans or Middle Easterners he was concerned with but rather Polish and Ukrainian and German and Italian and other Europeans, in short, "our" ancestors.
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