Melting Pot Not Salad Bowl Culture
Pot: A place where people of different ethnic groups are
brought together and can assimilate, especially a country that takes immigrants
from many different ethnic backgrounds.
A confused or varied mixture.
- The state of being cultivated;
result of cultivation; physical improvement; enlightenment and discipline
acquired by mental and moral training; civilization; refinement in manners
- To cultivate; to educate.
- Winning the War on
- Steady American
Leadership in the World
- America is a
working example of religious liberty, home to millions of
Christians, Jews, Muslims, and people of many other faiths who live
in harmony and contribute to our culture.
- Building an Innovative,
Globally Competitive Economy
- Training Our 21st
- With English as
our nation's common language, people from every corner of the world
have come together to build this great nation. English empowers. For
newcomers, it is the fastest route to mainstream American life,
better paying jobs, and owning a piece of the American Dream.
Furthermore, fluency in English should be the goal of bilingual
- Native Americans
- While many
tribes have become energetic participants in the mainstream of
American life, the serious social ills afflicting some reservations
have been worsened by decades of mismanagement from
- We support
efforts to ensure equitable participation in federal programs by
Native Americans, Native Alaskans, and Native Hawaiians and to
preserve their cultures and languages.
- Americans In The
- We welcome
greater participation in all aspects of the political process by
Americans residing in Guam, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, the
Northern Marianas, and Puerto Rico. Since no single approach can
meet the needs of those diverse communities, we emphasize respect
for their wishes regarding their relationship to the rest of the
Union. We affirm their right to seek the full extension of the
Constitution, with all the rights and responsibilities it entails.
- We support the
Native American Samoans' efforts to preserve their culture and
land-tenure system, which fosters self-reliance and strong
extended-family values. We support increased local self-government
for the United States citizens of the Virgin Islands, and closer
cooperation between the local and federal governments to promote
private sector-led development and self-sufficiency.
- We affirm our
support for the patriotic U.S. citizens of Guam to achieve greater
local self-government, an improved federal-territorial relationship,
new economic development strategies, and continued
self-determination as desired with respect to political status.
- We support the
right of the United States citizens of Puerto Rico to be admitted to
the Union as a fully sovereign state after they freely so determine.
- As long as
Puerto Rico is not a state, however, the will of its people
regarding their political status should be ascertained by means of a
general right of referendum or specific referenda sponsored by the
United States government.
- Summary and Call to
- As the Party of the
open door, while steadfast in our commitment to our ideals, we respect
and accept that members of our Party can have deeply held and sometimes
differing views. This diversity is a source of strength, not a sign of
weakness, and so we welcome into our ranks all who may hold differing
positions. We commit to resolve our differences with civility, trust,
and mutual respect, and to affirm the common goals and beliefs that
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