Thursday, July 10, 2008

Barack Obama's Gaffe du Jour: Los Niños Must Learn Español

"You need to make sure your child can speak Spanish... It's embarrassing when Europeans come over here, they all speak English, they speak French, they speak German. And then we go over to Europe and all we can say is merci beaucoup, right?"

At The American Thinker, Ethel Fenig speaks as a child of immigrants...

...who made sure I learned to speak and write the language properly and who sacrificed their hard earned money so I could learn my heritage in private schools, I am more than slightly annoyed at those who insist that we learn the language of immigrants, illegal or not.

Then these immigrants further insist that their children be educated in the parental language in public schools--at taxpayer expense of course. Oh, they add, be sure these public institutions have personnel who speak our language--not the language of America--or we'll sue for discrimination.

Hannity actually made a decent point tonight (I'll alert the blogosphere): what language would the French be speaking had it not been for the blood and sacrifice of Americans?

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