When I got into work this morning, I saw the headline in the Freep about a Spanish version of the National Anthem, which actually got the blood going a bit.
Now, I am as liberal as anyone, but this crap has to stop. Where do we draw the line here? Do we need a Spanish, French, Hindi, and Portugese version of our national anthem? How about Swahili(sp?), Russian, and German too? For goodness sakes, this is America dammit, and our national language is English. Why in the world do we have to have our anthem in another language? To me that is just ludicrous. As my wife pointed out, there is an exception up in Canada with their anthem being in French and English, but they have two official languages, we have one, case closed.
Now on to immigration. Why can't we have the same policies as other countries when it comes to immigration? If I was to move to Canada, I would have to find a job, establish residence, and THEN wait for two years in order to become a citizen. If I was to move to Canada, and found to be there illegally, I wouldn't be given some golden key like Bush wants to do, I would be tossed out of the country. There is the argument that we accept illegals from Mexico because they will do the menial labor Americans won't do. Hogwash, they would do it if they had to, and if the welfare system in this country actually changed. The reality of it is Americans are too damn lazy to work in a field, or do what it takes to make ends meet. Most would rather sit in a welfare line, collect from the government, and make more babies so they can collect more welfare and mooch off the government. If the US actually forced the unemployed to work, or volunteer, we wouldn't have some of the problems we have with immigration. There wouldn't be jobs for these immigrants!! Yowzers, American's would actually be working!!
What I want to see is for this country to do a couple of things. First of all, if one is to move here, learn the language. I have run into so many people who have been here for years, and have no clue how to speak, or read the language. How is one supposed to survive if you don't know how to speak English? (Charity, am I turning into a conservative?) Secondly, tighten the borders. How we do this is simply beyond me, but I am just a guy who sits in front of a microphone by day and writes by night.
Off to New Hampshire for a board meeting tomorrow. Go Sox!!!