Skip to comments.Take America Back With English Language Bill
Posted on 07/08/2012 3:20:04 PM PDT by Kfobbs
Take America back with English Language Bill: By Kevin Fobbs - July 8, 2012
For far too long Americans have allowed themselves to be lulled into a neat little corner of dulled complacency because political correctness and intellectual piracy has subjugated citizens to become mentally enslaved by the politically correct thought police at the expense of Americans English language heritage. If this constitutional wrecking ball continues at this unrestrained pace, Obama may well decide that his socialist-minded hubris demands that by presidential executive order, English, become relegated to second, third or last place status, Because it is the right thing to do!
This must no longer be tolerated here in this nation or in any state in the nation. We can no longer afford to be asleep at the switch while, our children, our nieces and nephews and grandchildren our penalized because precious educational dollars are siphoned off to accommodate illegal alien children who continue to learn to speak in the native tongue of their foreign country....
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Thanks, at least part of your post was a real response.
> In Post #7, my original post, English Only was in quotes - that means something.
It can indicate irony, but quotes are also used for simple denotation of titles. The purpose of my response was to acquaint people — others, if not you — with reasons why that term can be misleading. I knew from the tone and content of your post that you yourself were on the right, and meant no harm by your use of that term. I also noticed that you used ‘English as Official Language’ in the poll part of your post. I myself explicitly pointed that out later when you omitted it the second time you quoted the stats.
If there was no real disagreement between us about the term ‘English Only’, all you had to do was point that out immediately. My initial remarks weren’t aimed at you personally (and I’m sorry if I didn’t make that clear).
Instead, you responded with, “Surely by now you realize that any descriptive words will be called oppressive and intolerant by the left.” I agree. Of course the left will try to distort whatever words we use, but that’s no reason to make it easy for them by letting them establish the terms of the debate. The right doesn’t do that in other areas (that’s why I asked you about ‘the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’ and ‘pro choice’).
And you added, “Why do you let them control your very words, and in fact, do their work for them?” When I don’t use their preferred term, I’m not letting them control my very words. I’m doing the opposite. Yet you went on to insult me by saying that I’m being politically correct and that I’m guilty of ‘cultural Marxism’ — unfair charges to make simply because I prefer the more accurate terms used by most of the leaders of the movement itself (and the legislators who pass the legislation).
I oppose political correctness because it uses inaccurate terms to promote the ideas of the leftist establishment, which I believe are harmful to the country. I don’t oppose correctness itself, in the sense of trying to use accurate terms.
Back to the insults again? Remember, we are both leaving a record of both our ideas and our character in what we write (which anyone in the world can read, even years later when they google the topic). I’m willing to be judged by what I’ve written in this thread. Are you?