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Defiant Spanish Language lecture of Texas legislators goes viral with video
American Thinker ^ | 06/18/2011 | Thomas Lifson

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:

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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?


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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; antolineaguirre; davidpaulin; english; ethnicchauvinism; immigration; paulin; spanish; texas

1 posted on 06/18/2011 7:55:04 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


2 posted on 06/18/2011 8:02:01 PM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


3 posted on 06/18/2011 8:04:12 PM PDT by kik5150
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Ping!


4 posted on 06/18/2011 8:05:20 PM PDT by HiJinx (Old Cold Warrior)
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To: SeekAndFind

Traitor. Send him back so he can speak spanish all the time. See how he likes it.


5 posted on 06/18/2011 8:07:14 PM PDT by ABQHispConservative (There are still some rinos left for 2012. Let's get them and the fake tea partiers!)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


6 posted on 06/18/2011 8:08:55 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Tower of Babel, coming to a city near you. Thank you, multiculturalism.


7 posted on 06/18/2011 8:23:33 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


8 posted on 06/18/2011 8:26:08 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Will88

Well if they do take it back it will be as big a cesspool as Mexico in short order.


9 posted on 06/18/2011 8:54:55 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: kik5150
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.

Press two for English. Hello?? Anyone home?

10 posted on 06/18/2011 9:18:32 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Will88
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.

Hello?

He continued in Spanish, they kissed his butt...

11 posted on 06/18/2011 9:20:14 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


12 posted on 06/18/2011 9:43:47 PM PDT by Anima Mundi (If you try to fail and you succeed , what have you just done?)
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To: SeekAndFind
I want to know why the legislators didn't stop the speech, request the speech be in English and when the “activist” refused, gavel the meeting adjourned, clear the room of everyone and leave the prick to talk to himself. English only ever.
13 posted on 06/18/2011 9:59:38 PM PDT by cashless (Unlike Obama and his supporters, I'd rather be a TEA BAGGER than a TEA BAGGEE.)
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To: theBuckwheat

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...


14 posted on 06/18/2011 10:04:24 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: SeekAndFind
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=MoR3qLgL_uU"
15 posted on 06/18/2011 10:21:00 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: SeekAndFind

English, as ought to be the case for anyone of adequate intelligence living in this country for more than two decades.
Indeed


16 posted on 06/19/2011 2:08:12 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: The_Media_never_lie
Tower of Babel, coming to a city near you. Thank you, multiculturalism and traitorous white suck-up panderers and racial apologists.

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?!

17 posted on 06/19/2011 6:27:09 AM PDT by Ron H. (The world may change but Gods word and commandments remain the same.)
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To: dragnet2
.... He continued in Spanish, they kissed his butt...

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.

18 posted on 06/19/2011 6:30:20 AM PDT by Ron H. (The world may change but Gods word and commandments remain the same.)
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To: Ron H.
Thank you Ron..

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.

19 posted on 06/19/2011 10:27:20 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Ron H.

bttt


20 posted on 06/19/2011 12:43:04 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: kearnyirish2

The official language by tradition and custom is English.


21 posted on 06/20/2011 1:01:51 PM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: theBuckwheat

Fine, then make it by tradition, custom, and law.


22 posted on 06/20/2011 4:31:47 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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