on the American
soil is an American citizen,” only means that every White man born on the American
“ soil is an American citizen.”
“Are you making a formal claim of citizenship?”
“Yes, sir. I born in Melica Land; I marry in Melica Land; I live in Melica Land; my children born in Melica Land.
Is not that all-ee-same?”
When the American Constitution
was drawn up, the noble assertion that “all men are born free and equal” was confined to the White
A Black man was not free.
A Red man was not an equal.
But a great development has been given to this assertion by events.
A Negro born on the soil enjoys the rights of a free citizen.
Why not a Mongol?
Is the African race nobler than the Asiatic?
If Zete Fly is considered worthy of the franchise, how can such a privilege be refused to Ah Tim