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Friday, May 19, 2006

According To Democrats, Insistance On English As Our Nation's Native Language Is Flat Out Racist!

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D) has decided that any attempt to make English the official language of the United States Of America, (which it actually has been since 1776, so why do we need a law in the first place?), a racist move.


Let's see, in America, for years, Irish-Americans, Italian-Americans, African-Americans, Native-Americans, German-Americans, French-Americans, Russian-Americans, Greek-Americans, Spanish-Americans, Danish-Americans, Mexican-Americans, Venezuelan-Americans, Puerto Rican-Americans, Brazilian-Americans, Japaneese-Americans, Chinese-Americans, ad nausem.... have been speaking English. Not only, domestically but internationaly, so how is declaring English the national language of the United States Of America racist exactly?

It's not.

No more than calling Japan racist for expecting immigrants to speak Japanese, or Great Britain expecting its immigrants to speak English, or Spain expecting its immigrants to speak Spanish, or France expecting its immigrants to speak French, or Mexico expecting its immigrants to speak Spanish.

I think that Howard Reid is the one who is a racist, and an idiot to boot. He is definately a racist by North Carolina professor, Mike Adams' new defintion of racists, that is, someone who injects racism (i.e. plays the "race card") every chance they get into situations that would otherwise make no sense.

This is the emotional bomb that liberal Democrats like Harry Reid use so that they can divert anyone from actually demanding a rational argument from them in defense of their liberal, anti-American position. It fools some, but not all of us here in America.

I'm willing to bet that Harry doesn't even speak Spanish. I wonder what he would do if he won his argument, and faced dealing with a police officer who only spoke Spanish.

Of course, since he is a Senator, he would get "special treatment" (aka a pass), but, the rest of us would not be so lucky.

Yeah, Democrat's like old Harry have your back.

Remember this at election time, along with the too many times to count, Democratic whining, lies, and bitterness.

Vote Democrat?

I think not!


Blogger Claire said...

You said it yourself: "so why do we need a law in the first place?"

I wouldn't quite say the law is "racist," but I do think that it makes life harder for people whose first language is not English. It seems saying that people have no right to the "Government of the United States or any of its officials or representatives act, communicate, perform or provide services, or provide materials in any language other than English" is harmful, because some people don't have a firm grasp of the language, and probably never will. Second Language Learning is very hard. What if they can't fully understand something of legal import?

6:35 PM  
Blogger Clay said...


I never said, "so why do we need a law in the first place?" But, I should have.

As for your concern over how hard English is to learn, I'm sorry but I don't see where that should really be any consideration.

Let's face it Clarice, if you decided that for some reason, you wanted to immigrate to Spain, for example, you would be expected to learn to speak Spanish fluently in order to work and live in Spain.

The fact that the Spanish language might be difficult for you to learn would be entirely irrelevant.

You chose Spain as your country of choice so, Spanish is the language you will have to learn in order to live there, since, they are not going to require their entire country to learn how to speak your language, in this case, English.

Clarice, I don't think we Americans need to waste any time worrying about whether or not immigrants into our country will have the intelletcual capacity to learn the English language.

But, we should be worried about those who think that we should be.

Because, those people, although the might mean well, are enabling the destruction of American culture by bending to the demands and needs of foreigner who might wish to enter here.

So. My position remains that anyone who wishes to immigrate to Amnerica must be willing to become an American and speak our language, no matter how difficult it might be.

6:54 PM  
Blogger Clay said...


Looks like I goofed. I did say "so why do we need a law in the first place?".

However, I stand firm on my lack of concern about how hard it might be for some immigrants to learn our language, English.

I mean this, of course in the sense that just because it might be hard to learn English by some of the immigrants is no reason to abandon English as our national language and take up the immigrants' native language. That would be stupid and would be disregarding 236 plus years of American tradition.

Of course, I can sympathize with someone struggling to learn our language, and I don't want them to fail. Hopefully there are enough "English As A Second Language" courses available as well as computer based training and audio training materials available.

I don't wish for any one to fall behind, provided they are willing to do their part and buckle down and study.

7:19 AM  
Blogger James said...

And if we have to tranlsate every legal document or form into Spanish (or Vietnamese, French, etc.) why not the hundreds of other languages immigrants (or illegal alien invaders) might speak. The solution, of course, is to have ONE national language for this country. And the logical choice is English, for many reasons.

Clay, you've learned Spanish and we both know a great many people who've learned second (or third, fourth, ad infinitum) languages. Silver learned Russian, Holger speaks German and Afrikaans. This crap about "learning a second language is difficult" is just that ... crap. And it seems a small price to pay for the privilege of becoming a citizen of this great nation.

8:47 AM  

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