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Old 11th March 2011, 17:12
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Despite what anyone says, America is rapidly changing since the Tea Party got hold of power..

The initial idea of this post was that Americans are reacting to the onslaught of what many in power PERCEIVE as an immigrant invasion not seen since 1910. The problem is that the immigrants are now from another part of the world and those in power are going to make sure that they assimilate culturally if nothing else.

Senator Inhofe from Oklahoma has just reintroduced the English Enabling act, for what reason I don't know. All studies point to the fact that the kids of immigrants drop their native language by the second or third generation, so why this stupid legislation?.

Who is Senator Inhofe.

He is the guy who thought Puerto Ricans were disloyal when we protested the Navy in Vieques.

According to his legislation:

"This legislation will provide much-needed commonality among United States citizens, regardless of heritage,” Inhofe said. “As a nation built by immigrants, it is important that we share one vision and one official language.”

"A common language is the most powerful unifying force known throughout history," Inhofe said. "We need to encourage assimilation of all legal immigrants in each generation. A nation divided by language cannot pull together as effectively as a people."

Whether it passes or will stand scrutiny by the supreme court is questionable, however the court has turned to the right on many controversial issues and not even Sonia Sotomayor will be enough to control Alito, Thomas and Scalia who will most likely approve this measure if it gets to the court.

How will this affect the future Statehood petition from Puerto Rico?

Fasten your seat belts this is getting better and I bet they'll try to give new interpretations to Statutory citizenship vs. constitutional citizenship. if so we are in trouble. Stay tuned
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