From all parts of the world, immigrants came to
What binds Americans together is our desire to preserve the nation founded on the principles of law, freedom and citizenship. Not all who come here deserve to be American citizens. Many been invited but few will be chosen.
The nation we treasure cannot be preserved if we invite all the downtrodden peoples from the crime-ridden, disease-infested, and impoverished neighborhoods of world to share in the American Dream. There is no longer a vast unsettled continent. There is no new Louisiana Purchase available. And every day at the gas pump we are reminded that our natural resources are not limitless.
There are various ethnic lines of descent within the mainstream American culture and most of them value our national sovereignty, the American flag, our constitution, our language, our laws, the rule of law and the quality of life we enjoy. This is what brings meaning to the lives of Americans. We must think of ourselves as Americans first and always.
We believe in respecting our heritage which is the lasting gift from the Founding Fathers and our ancestors who braved the oceans, the mountains, the deserts and the weather enduring untold hardships to come here, settle this great land moving west, shed their former nationalities and allegiances and become Americans. They learned to celebrate all things American. People from all parts of the world came together in
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Americans believe in a level playing field, where a citizen's starting point in life does not necessarily determine where they end in life. A citizen's potential for success is limited only by his indolence or his failure to take full advantage of all the educational and other opportunities available to him.
Americans believe that every citizen deserves the opportunity to develop his or her human potential through education and work.
The promise of
Quick and sure justice is due to all citizens and to all the criminals in our midst and all others who violate our laws and our borders. That is our social and national responsibility. Justice delayed is justice denied.
We must all work at expanding democracy and prosperity for our citizens by insisting that all laws be forced and all threats to our national sovereignty be removed. There are those among us who have a very narrow concept of loyalty to
We have duties and responsibilities to all of our fellow citizens, to our families, to our communities and to society. We cannot discharge those duties or fulfill those responsibilities if we give priority to concern for foreigners, foreign governments, foreign cultures and foreign philosophies.
We have a steadfast belief in the promise of America; an untiring willingness to work to expand the American Dream; and an unfaltering vision for a brighter, better future of respect and honor for all loyal citizens. We believe it is each country’s responsibility to create a dream for its people and to work unfailingly to foster that dream and improve the quality of life for its people. Other countries should not look for a place to dump their poor and their other social problems in the backyard of another country. Such behavior cannot be tolerated on the part of any government. It is not America's job to solve the problems of other countries but, like Home Depot's motto, they can do it, we can help.
We will hold our community leaders, political representatives and ourselves accountable and responsible for preserving the America we know and love, its values, its rule of law, its flag, its history, its multi-faceted, but e. pluribus unum culture. We will work without respite to deter those who would compromise