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“And yet right here I am willing to take my stand with the Jew, the Italian, the Bohemian, the Hungarian—I mention purposely the races to which objection is made now-a-days—as material for citizenship every bit as good as that which is to the manor born. . . .  I am not so sure that it is not better material than some of the native.  A good many of us have grown old with the idea of political freedom till we have forgotten that the Republic is not a cow to be milked for privilege and graft. . . . the naturalized citizenship has stood . . . for an honest dollar . . . they came here for the square deal.”

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