“Americanism is a question of principle, of purpose, of idealism, of character. It is not a matter of birthplace or creed or line of descent.”
THEODORE ROOSEVELT (1858-1919)
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Well said Grouchy!
Absolutely true. Americanism also includes adopting the country’s traditions.
Old “Rough and Ready” knew what the score was~!
Thanks, Gentlemen, for your comments~!!
Good one, GF. Something I can agree with the “progressive” on.
Well, here is the sour grape once more haunting the halls of Grouchyville.
The little hairs on the back of my neck always stand up when I hear/read about “isms.” Not sure why. And in this case, there are two of them!
😀 Choose your definitions carefully. Not ALL “ism” s are terrifying to the Stand-up Crowd,,, And without Ideals and Idealism, Patriotism and Americanism are Dead in the Water,,, like a Windjammer with no wind~!
I know. That’s my point, I realize some “isms” aren’t negative but even those lead my little hairs to somewhat stand up. Again, no clue why. Maybe I was attacked by an ism as a child — hehe
Some “isms” are sneaky little devils, even if they do profess to wear halos~! 😀
All families have some black sheep. The Isms are no different.
Like a High School teacher used to compare various classmates with the Tater family.
It’s just the Isms might have a whole branch of the family that has gone over to the dark side…
Good points, Buck,,, And you had a good H S Teacher~!
Zero loses on all aspects of the quote.
Fer Sure, Terry~!
Birthplace has everything to do with it – take Kenya for example. People from there don’t have much Americanism.
True in today’s world, Kathy,,, I don’t think Teddy ever foresaw a time as we are living in now.
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