The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Conference Center > Law and Civil Rights

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old March 10, 2010, 07:13 PM   #1
zeezee
Junior member
 
Join Date: January 13, 2010
Posts: 13
2010 census

There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all… The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English-Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian-Americans or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality, than with the other citizens of the American Republic… There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American. The only man who is a good American is the man who is an American and nothing else. Teddy Roosevelt

Answer only two questions, the first being; How many people live in this house and the second, line 9.

You are an American or you are not. If you are, identify yourself on line 9 of the census as; Some other race - Print race. Let it read AMERICAN!!!!
zeezee is offline  
Old March 10, 2010, 07:22 PM   #2
hogdogs
Staff In Memoriam
 
Join Date: October 31, 2007
Location: Western Florida panhandle
Posts: 11,069
And then we have one group who hyphenates with a continent instead of a country of ancestral origin and another group who uses an entire language (not a country, continent or anything tangible) in their hyphenation.
I will not list either here but if you want to know, PM and we can discuss it.

I agree with the OP but this is gonna be "political" I am afraid, in short order...
Brent
hogdogs is offline  
Old March 10, 2010, 07:40 PM   #3
n7qvu
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 24, 2009
Location: Overgaard, AZ USA
Posts: 153
I found it interesting that the census computers can add 1 plus 1 and hopefully get 2, but they cannot take my birthday and figure out how old that I'll be on April 01, 2010..Else why would they also ask my age???
__________________
Jerry W.
NRA Instructor: Pistol, Home Safety, Personal Protection, RSO, Reloading.
NRA Life Member, NRA-ILA Sustaining Member, AZ CCW training org. & instructor, AZ HE instructor.
JWsGUNs.com FFL-07, NFA SOT-C2.
n7qvu is offline  
Old March 10, 2010, 08:29 PM   #4
Al Norris
Staff
 
Join Date: June 29, 2000
Location: Rupert, Idaho
Posts: 9,322
Brent, it won't turn political, because it started as politics.

Closed.
__________________
National listings of the Current 2A Cases.
Al Norris is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.05619 seconds with 7 queries