Wednesday, June 9, 2010

que sera sera . . Whatever will be, will be

If Congress awards amnesty and residency to twenty million criminal trespassers called illegal’s, and they vote . . . we can say farewell to the existence of the USA as we know it, in fewer than five years.

If the turnout in November is as pathetic as it was in the primaries, just turn off the lights as you leave the voting booth. By the following election, you won't be pressing 1 for English.

For those who feel that as a nation we must speak English, we have never had a national language bill passed. Just about 87% say English should be the official language of the United States. Eighteen percent of households in the US do not speak English in their own homes, over 17 million of these households do not speak English very well. Nearly seven million speak little or no English, 20 percent, about 52 million people, speak other languages.

Most of these families -- 32 million of the 50 million people -- are Spanish-speakers. 152,000 Americans speak Lao at home, 174,000 Hmong; 312,000 speak Greek, 203,000 speak Armenian, 173,000 speak Navajo, 276,000 speak Gujurati, 812,000 speak Russian, 802,000 speak Italian, 2.3 million speak Chinese, 1.4 million speak French. In these homes about 5 million children, principally new immigrants, arrive at schools with very little English competency.

The vast majority of non-English speakers (75%) live in just seven states, Arizona, California, New York, New Jersey, Florida, Texas and Illinois. Will the 112th Congress pass national language legislation? Who knows . . . "que sera sera..."

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