Thursday, August 20, 2009

What US President Theodore Roosevelt said 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.' Unquote.

I strongly believe that the message in this proclamation should be adhered to in Australia. Unfortunately, this is not the case here, and consequently we are sowing the seeds of future trouble for our nation. We are handing out Australian citizenships in a hasty and haphazard fashion, to people from strange cultures after being here for only two years. These people will never assimilate or integrate into our way of life (there are a few exceptions) they are merely “certificate” Australians, but their heart and souls are forever embedded in their old country, their holy script even tells them to kill us infidels. Will we ever take the blinkers off?

Now, don’t you agree that a similar proclamation should be made by the Australian Prime Minister?

When we applied to migrate to Australia, we received reading material from the Australian government, which told us among other things, about the Australian way of life and they encouraged every prospective migrant or “New Australians” as they called us then, to integrate and assimilate into the Australian community and the Australian way of life. We have certainly done this and we have no divided loyalties, this is our country where our three children grew up and we treasure being here and are proud to be Australians. We strongly believe that you can only be loyal to one country.

Werner Schmidlin

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