should insist that if the immigrant who comes here does in good faith
American and assimilates himself to us he shall be treated on an exact
equality with every one else, for it is an outrage to discriminate
against any such man because of creed or birth-place or origin.
But this is predicated upon the man's becoming in very fact an American
and nothing but an American. If he tries to keep segregated with men of
his own origin and separated from the rest of America, then he isn't
doing his part as an American. There can be no divided allegiance here.
. . We have room for but one language here, and that is the English
language, for we intend to see that the crucible turns our people out as
Americans, of American nationality, and not as dwellers in a polyglot
boarding-house; and we have room for but one soul loyalty, and that is
loyalty to the American people."