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  • English, brought to you tonight by the Republican Party

Comments Sep 14, 2008 10:57 pm

This is a wonderful essay.  Please consider sending this to the Obama campaign.  In all of the super-patriotism that his opposition barks, you provide more examples of how our forefathers really did think and react, not how much of our current populace thinks they acted.

Joe Kmoch, '70


Reply to at 10:57 pm Sep 22, 2008 9:25 am

As a person from the Educational field I must say that learning what the Republican Party is trying to impose makes me very sad for I feel this thought narrows the view of people in general and will force teachers to teach in a certain way that they probably dont agree with. Students could only benefit from learning other languages, culture and literature for example will come along, as well as a better understanding of the world out there.  

Reply to at 9:25 am Sep 25, 2008 12:22 pm

I don't feel that have to speak English to show my patriotism and I don't think that one should be forced to learn English.  That's the socialist way and not the spirit of America.  It would only be a benefit to the person to learn English so they could go to school or get a better job. 

However if they don't want to then let them.  Their kids will learn and eventually it will take care of itself.


Reply to at 12:22 pm