We really need to be doing more to defend America`s common language. Exhibit A is the intrusion of the Justice Department to force the farm town of Mattawa, Washington, (population around 3200) to provide all city services in Spanish. It`s another little town that has been Mexicanized by Washington`s open-border policy, but now the place is being further punished by being required to implement a "language assistance plan."
Talk about social engineering from hell...
Nine out of 10 Mattawa residents speak Spanish at home, and 8 out of 10 adults speak English "less than very well," according to the 2000 U.S. Census. [...]The Justice Department said the town had to provide translation for people who aren`t English-proficient.In places that have a high percentage of monolingual Spanish speakers, that means all city services, including law enforcement, have to be available in Spanish.
["A Washington town confronts its language barrier", LA Times, May 25, 2008]
This instance of Washington meddling violates a widely held belief of Americans that immigrants must assimilate. A 2005 Rasmussen poll showed that this conviction remains strong despite years of multicultural propaganda: 79%: No English, No Citizenship
Two-thirds (67%) of Americans say that those who move to the USA should "adopt America`s culture, language, and heritage. A Rasmussen Reports survey found that just 17% believe immigrants should maintain the culture of their home country.Seventy-nine percent (79%) say immigrants should be required to learn English before they are allowed to become citizens. Fourteen percent (14%) disagree.Sixty-four percent (64%) believe U.S. schools should teach all students in English. Twenty-nine percent (29%) believe some schools should offer courses in different languages.
The public has been pummeled for decades with the false ideology
that all cultures are morally equal, but still hangs on to the belief in assimilation. The people still prefer American values to "diversity."