We have to put a stop to this salad bowl effect and get back to a melting pot….we speak English in the US learn it or leave it!
Snopes.com: "First to destroy America, ‘Turn America into a bilingual or multi-lingual and bicultural country. History shows that no nation can survive the tension, conflict, and antagonism of two or more competing languages and cultures.’" – Scary, very relevant, read. I believe America could very easily self destruct. All great nations have fallen, so it would make sense that we’d tear ourselves apart at some point. Keep in mind we have fewer freedoms than at any point in the history of this great nation and read it with an open mind. Of course you don’t have to agree with him but I think he has some very valid points.
My wife’s grandparents were first generation Americans of German descent. They were NOT allowed to speak German in their household or in public because this was America and they were going to become Americans, embracing the dream of many and the reality of few. I’m not saying we have to forget our heritage but we need to embrace America as an independent nation with its’ own culture. Here in California there’s a HUGE population that speaks only Spanish and doesn’t care to learn English. We cannot allow Spanish to become a second legal language in the United States, or in this state. In some ways we already have. If you know Spanish it’s easier to land a job with many state and local agencies, like the school system. Why? Because we accept Spanish as a form of communication in schools. We need to immerse children from other countries in the English language, not gradually teach them. After approximately 90-days a child will begin to speak the language because he/she MUST to survive.
If you are not willing to be an American why move to America? Don’t try to turn this country into the place you fled, embrace it and move forward.
[Via Rob Fahrni, at the core.]