„Let every man honor and love the land of his birth and the race from which he springs and keep their memory green. It is a pious and honorable duty. But let us have done with British-Americans and Irish-Americans and German-Americans, and so on, and all be Americans... If a man is going to be an American at all let him be so without any qualifying adjectives; and if he is going to be something else, let him drop the word American from his personal description.“
— Henry Cabot Lodge
The Day We Celebrate (Forefathers' Day), Address, New England Society of Brooklyn (December 21, 1888).