#JusJoJan: Hyphenated

Today’s word is brought to us by Sally: hyphenated.

It brought to mind this quote by one of my favorite Presidents, Teddy Roosevelt…

And I’ll leave it at that. Discuss.

21 thoughts on “#JusJoJan: Hyphenated

  1. “. . . a tangle of squabbling nationalities.” Why leave it at that? I think we have transcended Theodore Roosevelts concern. I wonder what he would make of the tangle of self-absorbed, self-entitled people and entities that surround us today.

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  2. I saw that quote last night along with this one from Woodrow Wilson. “Any man who carries a hyphen about with him carries a dagger that he is ready to plunge into the vitals of this Republic whenever he gets ready.” They were both against hyphenated Americanism.

    There may be a morsel of truth but foreign born people were not always accepted as true Americans. Where there are differences there will always be some separation. We all do it to a certain extent. People ‘from’ states always want to keep their identity as a ‘Texan born and raised’ as an example.

    We just need to accept the differences and that is where we fall short.

    I can see both sides.


    1. I understand that. Those from Catholic countries (Ireland, Spain, Poland, Italy) had their loyalty questioned, whether they took their “marching orders” from the Vatican. There’s just the one race, but we come up with about sixteen “races” and are just now dealing with the idea that there’s intermarriage between them. It’s like college football in the South…

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