Americans have been faulted by the liberal mainstream for at least 30 years for not being bilingual. Probably the main reason that most Americans have not made the effort to learn more than one language is because we haven’t had to. CBS evening news anchor Katie Couric seems to have done the most current report on the matter. She did an entire segment on the topic of becoming at least bilingual and apparently highlighted Mandarin Chinese, according to a www.newsbusters.org article on Thursday.
Now there’s nothing wrong with learning another language. Especially if one wants to visit that country and explore that culture. And if one wants to live somewhere other than the country in which they were born, it is typically a good idea to learn the dominant language of the country in which one wants to live.
Though English is not technically the language of America, it has, from our founding, been the only language used for national business, politics and public social events. The church services of most denominations have also been conducted in English from our founding, with a few exceptions. Perhaps part of the reason why English has always been America’s dominant language is because our Founding Fathers’ mother tongue was English. Therefore, they wrote our Declaration of Independence and our Constitution in English. Even our Bill of Rights was written in English. If there are versions of our founding documents in other languages, such as Spanish or Chinese or any other language, it has not been public knowledge.
Interestingly, the founding documents of nations around the world are typically written in the predominant language of the country, which is typically the same language in which business and politics are conducted. If a country is bilingual or multilingual it’s usually because they have been conquered by another country. And the conquering country’s language is the one in which business and politics are typically conducted.
Since America has been a dominant world power for around a century, there is quite a bit of business that is conducted in English. In fact, this Examiner has done some overseas traveling and has noticed that when two people from different countries meet, they often find that they can both communicate in English. Most non-Americans that this Examiner has met have said that if a person knows English, they generally don’t need to know another language because English is such a predominant language on an international level.
Before the new Congress was voted into place, America was consistently told by the DC liberals that America needed to be more friendly to the multitude of Mexicans pouring over our border and even be certain to provide things like street signs, ATMs and grocery store information in Spanish. Even medical forms and government forms for things like the Bureau of Workers Compensation needed to be made available in Spanish.
Now that China’s President Hu has come to town in DC, Americans are being told that we ought to be more open to the Chinese language. One has to wonder why there is a sudden incessant push for Americas to learn the language of everybody else who comes here, and why businesses are being pressured to provide information on their products or services in multiple languages such as Spanish and Chinese.
Is it because China holds the highest amount of U.S. debt? Could it because we have a president that wants to remake America into a weaker nation and transfer as much wealth as possible into a government-run nationalized type of welfare system? Maybe it’s related to partisan political power, or perhaps it’s because the nonsense masquerading as political correctness is a tool. Specifically, one that’s part of a larger, international plan associated with a One World system or New World Order. Nevertheless, it isn’t something that has the best interests of American citizens who cherish their freedoms at heart.