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Old 11th March 2011, 18:12
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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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Old 11th March 2011, 18:54
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Let me put a more balance take to what clippie 1 bias 1 sided view:


1) America like any country is changing, it will always be changing . This is a global economy.


2) What has the Tea Party done? they just kicked out Pelosi who was worthless to many and now we have a government controlled by 2 parties. Didn't this happened under Reagan, Bush I, Clinton, W Bush and now Obama????? what's the crisis again Clippie?



3) Many Americans are NOT anti-immigrant, Many Americans are concerned about ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION and the drugs and violence and human trafficking that comes from the borders that is costing the country and tax payers billions of dollars. Nothing wrong in having a better system to control the borders.


4) Again, everybody agrees we need IMMIGRATION REFORM and both parties have dropped the ball on this. We can disagree on how we are going to do it but its a concern for every citizen in this country like any other country in this world who have the same problems.


5) Once again, Puerto Ricans are NOT IMMIGRANTS. It doesn't matter what clippie or anybody that doesn't know any better says. There is no such things as a Statutory citizenship. There is only 2 kinds under the constitution: Natural born (states and U.S. territories) and naturalized (take oath to the flag)


6) That's the problem with this debate, we can't find solutions or agree or anything because you have people on both sides throwing the race card and saying bogus things.

Puerto Ricans have nothing to do with the immigration debate in the U.S......but for some funny reason some people throw it in the debate.


Clippie, we heard your complains and race card flame throwing about the race issues.....but I never heard what is your solution to the illegal immigration problem and the drugs and violence that comes with that over the border. It would be nice if you write solutions to the problem instead of trying to divide everything by race.

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Old 12th March 2011, 01:18
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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."



1) Actually some Puerto Ricans acted disloyal during the protest in Vieques by burning the flag and booing the American national Anthem in public events.......but like always they were a minority and they dont speak for the majority. just like the protests at the University of P.R.....its always a minority and a few knuckleheads causing problems.


2) Zogby Poll reported 84% of Americans support making English the official language of governmental operations, including 71% of Hispanics. 27 states and 51 nations have made English their official language and that the Office of Management and Budget estimated that it costs taxpayers between $1–2 billion to provide language assistance under President Bill Clinton’s Executive Order 13166 that created the entitlement to services provided in any language other than English.


3) I have NO problem in making ENGLISH the official language for the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT operations. it already is. How hard is it to learn english?

4) Now each state may choose what languages they want to adopt for state government operations. the Federal Constitution gives those powers and rights to the states. They will have to pay for it if they want to run their state government operations in different languages.......again, i have no problem what each state wants to adopt for their state.


This is common sense people.......I dont know who wants multiple languages for federal government operations.....lets have English, German,French Spanish , Italian, Korean, Chinese as official languages of governmental operations,....that be ridiculous and a joke and expensive..


5) Clippie, I agree with Senator Inhofe...it makes sense to me......the question is why aren't you? or you dont agree because it came from a white Republican? IF it comes from Democrat or a minority you can swallow it beter?

This is the problem with FANATICS on both sides. It doesn't matter if its a good idea that makes sense comes from a Repubican or Democrat...if it makes sense whats the problem?

yes, lets have 1 OFFICIAL language for the federal government operations and let the states decided what they want to do for their state. let everyone else speak whatever they want in their homes...........whats the problem again?

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