Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Back When All Were Allowed

“The American Republic invites nobody to come.  We will keep out nobody.  Arrivals will suffer no disadvantages as aliens.  But they can expect no advantages either.  Native-born and foreign-born face equal opportunities.  What happens to them depends entirely on their individual ability and exertions and on good fortune.”

--John Quincy Adams, U.S. Secretary of State

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