Tuesday, April 27, 2010

English Spoken Here

Tim James is one of a pretty large field of candidates for Governor of Alabama (CW made me promise not to say that word that begins with "gubernatoria" and ends in "l"). Among his campaign promises: to eliminate the other dozen languages besides that oddball, English, on the Alabama driver's exam.

I like it. It's going to foment racial hatred...from the left. We'll hear attempted parallels to Selma and Birmingham of the 60s, but it simply won't resonate.

On a grander scale, I'd like to see something like: "This is the United States of America. You are welcome to join us. There is a line to get in. You need to get in that line if you want to get in. And there are some things you'll have to do once you get in line. Learn our language. Learn our customs and honor them. Obey our laws. Work hard. We like that here. A lot. We look forward to meeting you and becoming neighbors and especially fellow citizens. We'll even pitch in and help you get a start in your newly-earned pursuit of happiness. But we are a picky lot. Get out of that line and try to sneak in? Break our laws? Try to make us eliminate our customs? Get in the way of our pursuits of happiness? We DON'T like that here. A lot. This is the United States of America. Don't ever forget that."

1 comment:

"The Hammer" said...

Was zum Teufel?

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