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Kepha Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 3:19 PM
Pat, the descent from common ancestors is a myth, for already in Jay's time there were LOTS of German-speaking people immigrating to our shores--so many that Benjamin Franklin thought them a danger to liberty. Further, in parts of NY and NJ, the Netherlands language had maintained its hold to the point that it was the first language of our 8th president, Van Buren, even though his people had been settled in the Poughkeepsie region since the 17th century. And, if you're all that concerned with the America of John Jay and other such founders, why don't you repent of your adherence to Rome, when you bear the surname of one of the men who both helped Scotland break its hold and pressed for political compact over royal aboslutism?

"Providence has been pleased to give this one connected country to one united people -- a people descended from the same ancestors, speaking the same language, professing the same religion, attached to the same principles of government, very similar in their manners and customs, and who, by their joint counsels, arms, and efforts, fighting side by side throughout a long and bloody war, have nobly established general liberty and independence."

So wrote John Jay in Federalist No. 2, wherein he describes Americans as a "band of brethren united to each other by the strongest ties."

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