Tuesday – 12/11/07

Quote of the Week   —   Posted on December 11, 2007

“Conducting political debates in any language other than English, whether Korean, French, Farsi or Spanish, is telling new immigrants that they need not take that particular requirement for naturalization seriously. The United States has a special need to have a common language because of the very diversity of its immigrants. Our parents and ancestors who were immigrants spoke many different languages on arrival. But they came here to become Americans, and as Americans, we conduct our political affairs in English.”
Republican Congressman and presidential candidate Tom Tancredo on why he declined the invitation to participate in the Spanish-language Republican presidential debate.