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Old February 14th, 2017, 05:02 PM   #1
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Presidential Quote that applies to today.

After being targeted by many barbs from the Smothers Brothers on their TV show, President Lyndon Johnson wrote them a letter that said, in part:

“It is part of the price of leadership of this great and free nation to be the target of clever satirists. You have given the gift of laughter to our people. May we never grow so somber or self-important that we fail to appreciate the humor in our lives.”

Of course this was in 1969 when adults still ran the country
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Theodore Roosevelt’s ideas on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN 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.”

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Theodore Roosevelt’s ideas on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN 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.

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Does that include Trump and his loyalty to Putin and Russia?
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After being targeted by many barbs from the Smothers Brothers on their TV show, President Lyndon Johnson wrote them a letter that said, in part:

“It is part of the price of leadership of this great and free nation to be the target of clever satirists. You have given the gift of laughter to our people. May we never grow so somber or self-important that we fail to appreciate the humor in our lives.”

Of course this was in 1969 when adults still ran the country
And then Nixon got into office and had the Smothers Brothers taken off the air. I suspect trump is already trying to impose censorship or remove shows like "The Daily Show", Bill Maher , SNL, Seth Meyers and others who are exposing the lies and corruption of the right through comedy.
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This is so much fun reading every conceivable Liberal distraction they can muster. I would imagine that sells of Perpetration-H for Liberal discomfort are at an all time high.
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After being targeted by many barbs from the Smothers Brothers on their TV show, President Lyndon Johnson wrote them a letter that said, in part:

“It is part of the price of leadership of this great and free nation to be the target of clever satirists. You have given the gift of laughter to our people. May we never grow so somber or self-important that we fail to appreciate the humor in our lives.”

Of course this was in 1969 when adults still ran the country
Nixon was President in 1969 so thanks for agreeing with me that Nixon was an adult who ran the country.
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Old February 16th, 2017, 04:40 AM   #7
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Does that include Trump and his loyalty to Putin and Russia?
You need to prove that there is a loyalty, and he is putting the Russian people ahead of the American people. Being two major powers, it makes sense to have a good relationship with Russia if I see anything different I will let you know. You do understand how important Russia is to controlling Iran, and North Korea right.
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You need to prove that there is a loyalty, and he is putting the Russian people ahead of the American people. Being two major powers, it makes sense to have a good relationship with Russia if I see anything different I will let you know. You do understand how important Russia is to controlling Iran, and North Korea right.
Most people in Eastern Europe came to the conclusion that a good relationship didn't include having the Russians choose your government for you. Read, learn and inwardly digest.
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This is so much fun reading every conceivable Liberal distraction they can muster. I would imagine that sells of Perpetration-H for Liberal discomfort are at an all time high.
What's more fun is watching Trump's presidency fall apart before it does any real damage.
As always your denial of reality is always entertaining.
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You need to prove that there is a loyalty, and he is putting the Russian people ahead of the American people. Being two major powers, it makes sense to have a good relationship with Russia if I see anything different I will let you know. You do understand how important Russia is to controlling Iran, and North Korea right.
Do you not have eyes, ears and a brain, have you not heard and seen your fuhrer trump defend Russia over America? Are you stupid enough to believe Russia "controls" Iran and N. Korea?
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