Letter: Beware political correctness

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In the wake of the Boston bombing Teddy Roosevelt's quote in 1907 came to mind: "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 anyone because of creed or birthplace. But this is predicated upon the person becoming in every facet an American and nothing but an American … There can be no divided allegiance here. Any person who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an America at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag … and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."

One thing Roosevelt would not abide today is all the rampant political correctness. For once again "the religion of peace" has proven that it isn't, yet minions out there still make excuses for the most intolerant religion on Earth. The same religion that wants everyone else to be tolerant of them when one of their own kills and maims people for religious reasons.

Darel Maden

Vancouver