English is the Language of America
Article by Marti Lich and Frosty Wooldridge
Until the last ten years, you could go into any fast food shop and order a burger and fries in English. You could ask for directions in any city or state in our nation and receive them in English. You could go to any store and request a clerk to help you locate a specific item—and instantly be understood. It was simple because everyone in this country spoke English. You knew you were home no matter where you were in the United States.
Not today! Our country, via massive, unrestricted illegal immigration, has imported over 140 languages from people who have no inclination to speak English. They are spreading across our country with no intention of speaking the language that has been the MOST important aspect of America for over 200 years.
Last year, former Colorado Governor Richard Lamm wrote, "A nation is much more than a place on a map. It is a state of mind, a shared vision, and a recognition that we are all in this together. A nation needs a common tongue as it needs a common currency. You have to share something with your neighbors besides a zip code. We need many things that tie us together, but the one indispensable element is that we all speak one common language."
Yes, we are a nation of immigrants and have family members that spoke German, Spanish, Norwegian, Polish and French as their native tongues. They did so in their communities but not in the general population such as our American schools.
While doing research on our schools and the use of the Internet, we discovered this website: Language use via Internet:. www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1766.txt. What interested us was this statement: "A great number of these people would prefer to have information presented in a language they understand. The majority of Americans, including emergency room staff, schoolteachers, police and the general public would like to speak to a person and have them understand what was spoken to them."
To illustrate how fast this illegal alien invasion is progressing across our country, in the California recall vote, 20 different languages graced the ballot! Was this an American election or one on behalf of 20 different countries? Recently, American taxpayers funded $7.4 billion for textbooks to teach illegal alien students in dozens of languages—as if our present day educational systems aren't suffering already. In New York City, the school districts advertised for bilingual teachers. Try 200 different language teachers to be exact!
Can America survive dozens of languages and the confusion inherent in such an undertaking? A crucial part of successful assimilation is mastering America's language, English.
The past decade of illegal immigrants has shown no desire to assimilate. Each succeeding generation has come to love Mexico, the Middle East or South America. Ironically, they have never set foot in those countries. Why? Because their parents have taught them that America owes them, and not vice-versa. Our schools hire special teachers to teach children in their native languages, hoping beyond hope that they will grasp the English Language. It has been a dismal failure, both for the non-English speakers and our own children's education as well.
Another scholar, Seymour Lipset said, "The histories of bilingual and bicultural societies that do not assimilate are histories of turmoil, tension and tragedy. Belgium, Malaysia, Lebanon—all face crises of national existence in which minorities press for autonomy, if not independence. Pakistan and Cyprus are divided. France faces difficulties with its Basques, Bretons and Corsicans."
Abraham Lincoln said it during his tenure in office, "A house divided against itself cannot stand the test of time."
America sustains many races, creeds and colors. The pageantry of humanity has worked for over 200 years because this country maintained a common language. English has been the single most cohesive aspect in the foundation and building blocks of our nation. Yes, it is a gift to be multi-lingual. However, it is a sure path to disintegration for this nation to allow itself to become the victim of dozens of languages that bear no resemblance to what America is all about. Our republic is based on one nation, one language, one currency, one rule-of-law, one government--under God for the benefit of every person who loves and is a legal citizen of this country. The key to our pride, our love of country, our national consciousness is English. Without it, we will accelerate as a mass of squabbling nationalities. It is time to take a stand for English in America.
We must legally mandate that English be spoken and taught in all our academic institutions from kindergarten through college. We must insist that all government documents and newspapers be published in English. We must demand that all immigrants be fluent in English before coming into our country. We must demand that illegal aliens be deported home, learn our language and stand in line—like millions of others who want to become legal American citizens.
The 'Declaration of Independence' is written in English: it's your birthright, your claim to freedom, your language, your responsibility and your future.