Skip to comments.Defiant Spanish Language lecture of Texas legislators goes viral with video
Posted on 06/18/2011 7:54:59 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Video of the testimony of immigrant rights activist Antolin Aguirre, who chose to lecture Texas legislators in Spanish Monday, despite living in the United States for 23 years and taking naturalized citizenship in 2001, was posted on YouTube, and has gone viral after being posted by Drudge. David Paulin brought the shocking display of arrogance to national attention on Thursday on AT. Here is the brief video, demonstrating that Aguirre speaks fine English:
This can only be described as ethnic chauvinism. A gringo would never get away with this in Mexico. It is one thing to speak in one's native tongue in a quest to be acurate. But Aguirre was reading from a prepared statement, and demonstrates a fine command of English, as ought to be the case for anyone of adequate intelligence living in this country for more than two decades.
I have nothing against immigrants preserving their native cultures, including language. But the effort to make America a bilingual (or multilingual) nation is a method of sowing discord and weakening us as a nation. Our neighbor Canada has gone through serious trauma owing to bilingualism, and Belgium is another example of a bilingual country riven with linguistic tensions. Those who ask to be welcomed here have an obligation to learn our language and assimilate.
Americans are sometimes criticized for going overseas and expecting everyone to do business with them in English. One hears much about our insensitivity to locals. Isn't Aguirre guilty of even worse insensitivity?
People are free to speak whatever language they please, especially if they are deaf-mutes. However, we cannot allow state legislatures, lesser jurisdictions or government officials from any level create official documents, rules, regulations or laws in any language other than English. This would leave the citizen who is obligated to follow the law, and to obey regulations having the effect of laws, potentially unable to know what the law is.
But I might add, when the federal government makes laws and regulations having the weight of law, faster than any affected citizen can read them, they might as well be written in a foreign language.
We will always need a class of “citizens” to perform the menial jobs. If people don’t want to learn English then they are making a choice to be a part of that labor class. Leave the thinking jobs to those that want to learn.
Traitor. Send him back so he can speak spanish all the time. See how he likes it.
To populate is to govern. It is a universally true statement and the Federal Government is responsible for the population issues for defaulting in its responsibility to control immigration.
Tower of Babel, coming to a city near you. Thank you, multiculturalism.
The message was: you gringos cannot tell us Mexican Spanish speakers what to do because Texas belongs to us, and we are taking it back.
Well if they do take it back it will be as big a cesspool as Mexico in short order.
Press two for English. Hello?? Anyone home?
He continued in Spanish, they kissed his butt...
We don’t even expect the most basic understanding of English. An example is the huge door on Target Stores where it says ENTRANCE and ENTRADA. Honestly, couldn’t ANYBODY figure out that ENTRANCE is the door in if it is printed in large letters on a door and if the word in your own language is almost the same? I think this is very insulting to Spanish speaking people. I am certain if I went to Mexico I would be able to “figure it out” that the door that said ENTRADA was the one to go into.
If you really believe that, then the country needs an official language (which we don’t have); otherwise, I guess we have to suck it up...
English, as ought to be the case for anyone of adequate intelligence living in this country for more than two decades.
Either stand up now and be counted while you still can or hide your sorry arses when the lunatics truly take over every aspect of our daily lives. Oh wait, that is the intention isn't it?!
Did anyone catch the name of the Senator that said the offended Senator did not speak for him or the others present? White traitorous prick!! People like him will bring down the nation around our heads if we let his kind get away with it.
I am so sick of these GD country killing apologist and enablers, I could vomit..
No, I didn't get his name...We're surrounded by these sons a bitches....I can't keep up.
The official language by tradition and custom is English.
Fine, then make it by tradition, custom, and law.