- "Push one for English, push two for Spanish and
three for Arabic" a benign voice offers you over the phone when you
call businesses. Before long, you'll hear, "Press one for Russian,
two for Vietnamese, three for Korean, four for Hmong, five for Swahili,
six for Moroccan and seven for Eskimo."
- Before you push the button for your language, you probably
wonder whose idea was it to change English the language of America into
different languages? How long can we maintain a cohesive, united and viable
country without the ability to talk among ourselves?
- In his brilliant piece in the Rocky Mountain News, former
Colorado Governor Lamm said, "A nation is much moreIt is a state of
mind, a shared vision, a recognition that we are all in this together.
A nation needs a common language as it needs a common language as it needs
a common l currency."
- With competing languages, no nation on earth enjoys peace
within itself. The scholar Seymour Lipset said, "The histories of
bilingual and bicultural societies that do not assimilate re histories
of turmoil, tension and tragedy. Canada, Belgium Malaysia, Lebanon"all
face crises of national existence which minorities press for autonomy,
if not independence. France faces severe difficulties with hits Islamic
immigrants now numbering five million who are not assimilating. Some say
Switzerland is an example of a peaceful nation with three languages, but
a closer examination shows a divided geography of French, German an Italian.
- In America's California, you already have seen the cracks
breaking apart a once solid educational system in that state.
- "The common people the poor, the dirty, the lice
ridden, the cockroaches are advancing on the United States. "A country
that needs to speak Spanish because it has 33 million Mexicans who are
imposing their culture," declared the Mexican novelist Elena Poniatowska.
"Mexico is recovering the territories yielded to the United States
by means of migratory tactics." From "Abolishing Our Borders"
by William Grigg in The New American, October 8, 2001.
- In his article, "The Long Count", FrontPageMagazine.com
of February 24, 2003, Allan Wall writes, "In the past, Hispanic immigrants
sought to assimilate But that is more and more difficult for immigrants
who arrive today, recipients of affirmative action and government services
in Spanish. Allan Wall asks, "What's to be done?"
- "Designate English as the official language of the
country. Scrap bilingual education, bilingual ballots. The president should
revoke Executive Order 131665, which guarantees foreign language service
to anyone who demands it. All government business should be conducted in
- "English is under assault everywhere in the country.
We have heard of the ESL programs. Why do we promote English as a Second
Language in this country? Implicit in the title is the idea that the immigrant
should keep the language of the country he came from as his FIRST language.
Today the threat is from the Spanish language. Tomorrow it could be Arabic
or Chinese. If immigrants who speak Spanish do not want to learn English,
they should immigrate to Spain."
- A sad example of the confusion of our immigration and
language policies was reported in The Denver Post on Tuesday, July 6, 2004.
The article is entitled, "Espanol on patrol." "a quarter
of residents speak little or no English," in the Aurora neighborhood
called Little Mexico.
- "It creates almost a philosophical problem,"
said Todd McCart, a District 1 patrol officer. "Do we have a responsibility
to learn enough Spanish to communicate with them? Or, because they,ve chosen
to come to an English-speaking city in America, do they have the responsibility
to learn English to communicate with us?" There should not be a problem:
if you came to live in America, learn English; if you go to live in Mexico,
learn Spanish. Aurora is trying to solve the language difficulties by allowing
volunteers to ride with the police as translators. But because immigrants
no longer think they have to learn English in an English-speaking country,
we encounter this sad example, a small woman in an oversized gray sweatshirt
was complaining that officers trying to arrest her 16-year-old son had
- "I tried to tell them, Speak Spanish, speak Spanish.,
But no, only English, I don't speak English. I speak Spanish," the
woman complained through Martinez. Miguel Martinez was an interpreter.
- "Notice the attitude of this lady," the police
said. "She complains because we do not speak her language. She's in
this country, why doesn't she learn English? In a medium sized town in
the East a similar incident occurred in the workplace where immigrants
from the former Yugoslavia were told after a year of employment that they
had to learn some English. The next day they went to the supervisor and
gave her a bilingual dictionary so she could learn their language. This
anti-English attitude is prevalent: the English speaking American citizen
should accommodate the immigrant who does not speak our language."
- I can easily produce a thousand examples. I just list
those above as an introduction.
- The trend in language is against English proficiency.
Why do immigrants no longer need to learn English? In a nutshell: diversity
and multiculturalism. The government promotes the equality of foreign languages
with English in its support of bi-lingual education, government publications
for use inside the US printed in foreign languages, voting ballots in languages
other than English.
- The language issue is part of the immigration issue.
Everyday we are confronted with articles in the news related to immigration,
legal and illegal. Everyday various views presented, various problems examined,
various hardships related with appeals for understanding and sympathy.
For most of us, if you are like me, we read the latest article on immigration,
become angry and frustrated and wonder why the government does nothing.
- Surely if we write to the politicians they will listen
to reason. But then don't they already know of these immigration issues?
Of course they do, but they too are distracted by the continual flow of
news and the attempt to keep up with it all.
- Our enemies are not distracted. They are focused on their
goals of open borders, unlimited immigration, a multi-lingual society and
culture; in short their goal is the demise of the English-speaking culture
of the United States of America.
- Michael Savage, a radio talk show host, often mentions
maintaining "borders, language, and culture" as necessary to
preserve any country. I suggest that we who are concerned about the immigration
invasion should focus on the language portion of the immigration issue.
We need to close the borders for a 10-year moratorium and mandate all literature
in American be presented in English. Either that or lose our country as
surely as the Tower of Babel.
- Part II: What happens if the Mexicans demand their language
becomes our national language?
- LOSING OUR COUNTRY BY LOSING OUR LANGUAGE: PART II
- By Frosty Wooldridge
December 27, 2004
- Michael Savage, a radio talk show host, often mentions
maintaining "borders, language, and culture" as necessary to
preserve any country. It's important that we who are concerned about the
immigration invasion should focus on the language portion of the immigration
issue. Why? English is not a muddy issue such as the 'poor' invading our
borders to work in America. People can focus on English as the language
of the country and ask, "Why isn't English the official language of
the United States?"
- What keeps us united? Short answer: our common English
language! Various groups such as US English have sought for years to get
the Congress of theUnited States to pass a law making English the official
language. But to no avail! Our own elected officials resisted doing what
the vast majority of the people want - English as the official language
of this nation. The Spanish lobby fights for bi-lingual everything. That
is their issue.
- Focus on expanding Spanish usage. Attack promoters of
English as racist. On the other side, we who seek to preserve English as
the language of the nation are distracted by the immigration news of the
day. Our distraction is playing into the hands of the enemy. And be clear
about this; La Raza, Mecha, Maldef and LuLac, all anti-American Mexican
groups--stand as enemies against America as a sovereign nation.
- If we do not make English the official and only legal
governmental language in the US, we will find that the Spanish minority
will become too strong and we will succumb first to a bi-lingual country
(English and Spanish) and then finally to a Spanish language country as
the immigration invasion from south of the border overwhelms us. English
will die along with the country. The language and the country are linked.
So why has English not become the official language of America? Advocates
of English have tried reasoning with our representatives in Washington.
Talking with these politicians has gotten nowhere. It is time to be dominant.
- The Washington politicians including the President are
isolated and insulated from the average person's experience with immigration
and language. They are not affected by the illegal immigration invasion
destroying the national parks or Indian reservations along the border with
Mexico. They do not live next to the poor. They are protected now and in
their retirement. They do not have to fear losing their job to an illegal
- Why focus on the language when there are so many other
immigration issues? The reason is that if we can get English as the only
official national language we can thus force the immigrant to learn English
if he wants to deal with the government at any level. For example, any
school district offering bi-lingual education would lose all federal funds.
The federal government would not be permitted to fund any English language
course except total immersion in English. If an immigrant wants a document
written in his language, he has to pay for the translation, just as in
Mexico. No more driver's licenses in languages other than English. We must
become stalwart when confronting the politicians. We have been reasoning
with them for years. What have they done for us? Nothing! The borders remain
open, the language is under assault, and the culture is being depreciated
as we are told that all cultures are equal.
- Flooding the politicians with letters in support of one
program or another will be met with various arguments and positions to
remedy one problem or another. We have to focus on one issue that is English.
Getting bogged down in problems related to English usage is irrelevant.
There will always be another language problem that the Spanish lobby can
present as to why bi-lingualism is necessary. We don't care about the problems
individuals whocome here have with our language. They came here willingly,
let them learn English or leave. They have a responsibility to learn our
- Most Americans still support English. Most Americans
would agree that English should be the only national language. How long
can we wait for thepoliticians to make English the national language? 10
percent or more of the population already speaks Spanish. In a few years
that percentage could reach 20 percent. Do you think that as the number
of Spanish-speaking people increases in America the politicians will listen
to quiet conversations about why English should be made the national language?
- Time is running against us. If we do not focus on the
language we will lose the language as the Spanish invasion continues. Let
us first establish English as the official national language and then go
after closing the borders. We must focus on this issue and its implications
for preserving the nation. Learning the English language is the first step
in assimilation into the American culture. Remember this: if we lose our
single language, it creates confusion, conflict, separation and finally,
- If immigrants are allowed to keep a foreign language
they will keep a foreign culture. We have to force the school system to
teach English as the national language. We cannot continue to permit schools
to teach bi-lingual courses. If the immigrant knows that English and only
English will be used in the schools (foreign language courses are exceptions),
the immigrant will not expect to live in America without learning English.
- So how do we get the Congress and the President to vote
for, pass and sign English into law as the official language of the United
States? Be forceful! No compromise! No discussion! No sympathy! This is
America. We speak English-not Russian, Portuguese, Chinese or the other
300 languages out there. We respect those languages in their countries,
but we expect English to be learned and spoken by immigrants in our country.
We do not want to become a polyglot, bickering nation that can't understand
itself. We must all speak and pull in the same direction. It's the only
way this Republic will flourish.
- If English is not made the official language of this
country we promise to vote against every elected official from dogcatcher
to president. We will vote against everyone who holds any office in any
village, town, county, state, as well as any national office including
the President, himself.
- The mayor has nothing to do with the language issue in
Washington. So what. If the mayor is threatened to lose his job because
of the English issue, he will put pressure on the national politicians
to pass the English bill. The national organizations that support English
as a national language need to get together in a conference to plan a national
campaign so people will understand what is at stake and why they should
vote against all incumbents.
- They have to print the lists of incumbents so the people
will know whom to vote against. Work with the League of Women Voters. Publish
the lists on the Internet so that everyone can print the local list and
give it to others.
- As Immanuel Kant once said, "Language and religion
are the dividers." If we allow multiple languages into the United
States of America, we shall create the Divided States of America. No one
wins and we all lose.
- "America has been successful because we have become
one people," Governor Lamm said. "There is a social glue of a
common language, a shared history, uniting symbols that tie us together.
We live under a common flag, which we honor and salute. We enjoy a common
currency, laws, rules, weights, measures and all things that maintain our
- "We can remember Cinco de Mayo as we do St. Patrick's
Day and Oktoberfest, and we can buy more salsa than ketchup without endangering
our national soul, but we must avoid becoming Hispanic Quebec or [Eurarabic
France]. We must stay one people one nation," Lamm said. A vote for
English is a vote for America. Write me for a 20-point plan to move toward
keeping America a cohesive, viable and functioning nation.
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