Woodrow Wilson was the first I recollect spewing this theme. His was for
any ethnic identification being anti-american.
Bruce L. Jones
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On Thu, 12 Dec 1996 12:31:19 -0600 Atheling Ironsides
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>On Thu, 12 Dec 1996, Martin Burns wrote:
>> Moira wrote:
>> > One of the presidents at that time, historians please let us know
>> > gave a speech saying that "hypenated" Americans were TRAITORS.
>> > was given to an Irish American audience.
>I seem to think that I remember hearing a speech much like this from
>Ronald Reagan in the mid-1980's and similar stuff from George Bush. Am
>> This was paralleled not so long ago by Norman Tebbit (senior
>> government minister at the time - Thatcher's right hand
>> (hatchet) man), who declaimed that the test of whether
>> you're British or not is whether or not you support England
>> at cricket.
>> I'm glad to say this makes me definitely NOT British ;)
>Well I guess that leaves me as a Scottish*-*American TRAITOR who
>understand Cricket and could care less about the game or the English
>national Cricket team! :D