Friday, April 07, 2006
Thursday, April 06, 2006
All told, the meeting went well, even if I did make a fool of myself playing Duck, Duck, Goose with the kids. I'm going to put a little more effort into planning the next meeting � we had been told to shoot for 45 minutes, but the troop leader found out during training that an hour is supposed to be the actual length � such as getting some arts and crafts projects to do, and we're going to see about having the girls start out as Brownies, since they're supposed to become Brownies next school year any way, and that's only a few months away.
"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."