- The fastest way to destroy America: Add multiple languages
in order to fracture the nation's citizens into tense, confused and separated
groups that can't understand each other.
- Nancy Hamilton gives her thoughts on the invasion in
New Jersey. She said, "As illegal aliens enter the U.S. in hordes,
streaming across our border with Mexico, schools here in New Jersey --
including public schools -- are teaching Spanish to students in grades
one through eight. I believe that the intent and implications of this instruction
is potentially harmful to our survival as a nation, and that taxpayers
should speak up against it."
- The New Jersey Department of Education discusses foreign
language instruction on its website by pointing out that New Jersey is
". . . a state with over 100 ethnic groups . . . where more than 150
different languages are spoken." The suggestion is that these facts
about the state have some relevance to the foreign language instruction.
- "Who cares about this ethnic diversity?" Hamilton
asked. "We are a sovereign nation with one national language, English.
If you come to live here, you should have enough respect for our country
that you will want to adapt to our ways and learn our language. Otherwise,
why would you come to live here, if you don't want to live as an American?"
- Hamilton said, "Unfortunately, we know that many
of the illegals come here to take advantage of our system. They use our
health care, welfare benefits, and schools without paying taxes. They are
draining our resources. They're in our jails, some for having committed
- "Yet we are requiring our youngsters to learn Spanish,
the language spoken by these illegals overrunning the country," Hamilton.
"This is akin to asking our kids to assimilate to the foreigners.
It's absurd. Further, it promotes the idea that this instruction is a viable
solution to the problem we face with the swelling numbers of Hispanics
in the U.S., a large number of whom are illegal aliens. After all, whom
are these kids supposed to be speaking Spanish with?"
- Then one wonders, what is so important about having these
kids -- some so young that they can hardly read English -- learn a foreign
language? How about having the schools focus their attention on the basics:
English, math, science, history? In fact, we know that our students have
been falling behind students of other nations in math and science skills,
posing a serious threat for the country. Can we really allow the schools
to divert attention away from the basics?
- A perfect example occurred in Denver Public Schools this
spring. According to the Rocky Mountain News, May 16, 2005, What Happened?,"
in 1999, 5,663 students started the eighth grade in Denver. Five years
later, only 1,884 graduated from DPS. That's a 70 percent dropout/flunkout
rate. Additionally, one in five teachers quits or transfers out of DPS
during the nine month school year. Why? Total futility in schools! Why?
Over 20,000 illegal alien kids that are functionally illiterate with functionally
illiterate parents that can't help their kids. Also, over 40 languages
are spoken by all those illegal alien students. Final result? Utter confusion,
frustration and failure of education not only for the illegals, but American
- "Besides, a foreign language is just that, FOREIGN,"
Hamilton said. "It is not our national language. How important, then,
can it be for our elementary school kids to study Spanish? In the early
1970s, when I was in high school, and we were offered the opportunity to
study a foreign language, we were given a choice of languages. It was an
elective, a sort of fun, "extra" subject. "
- The sense of the current Spanish instruction in New Jersey
schools, by contrast, is quite different. It is mandated and is being taught
to the youngest students, not to those who have already mastered English.
Nor is a choice of language offered. The very terms of the instruction
imply that is has some particular importance for our kids' education.
- "But why Spanish?" Hamilton asked. "Why
not French or German or Latin instruction? When I asked this of two local
school administrators, they both answered that they chose Spanish because
more educational resources are available for Spanish than for any other
foreign language. Certainly, this answer is disingenuous. All you would
need is one good program."
- "There seems to be an understanding in the educational
community nationwide that one particular foreign language -- Spanish --
is being taught in our elementary schools," Hamilton said. "As
a home schooling parent I recently received in the mail a catalog from
a large educational publisher. It lists storybooks or "readers"
that are available in either English or Spanish. There is also an entire
page devoted to materials for Spanish language instruction. Nowhere in
the catalog are there materials in any foreign language other than Spanish."
- This mandatory Spanish instruction has political implications
that are harmful to the U.S. To begin with, it sends a message to both
our students and our communities that we are becoming, or indeed have become,
a bilingual nation. One friend, in fact, a neighbor whose 5th grade son
has been learning Spanish in public school for four years already, said
that she thinks the schools are teaching Spanish because, "It's our
second language, isn't it?" This Spanish instruction also signals
to would-be illegal aliens that we are quite accepting of the influx of
Hispanics -- legal or illegal, so much so that we have our youngsters learning
the language of these newcomers.
- "But illegal immigration must end," Hamilton
said. "And we are not a bilingual nation. It's bad enough that we
face the dangers imposed on us by having the integrity of our borders abrogated.
Now we have to deal with instruction for our kids that threatens to erode
our cultural identity."
- Hamilton continued, "Can we trust the New Jersey
Department of Education to shape our schools' curricula in a way that will
strengthen the country and therefore benefit our kids? I wonder. Besides
their misguided focus on the multitude of languages spoken in the U.S.,
neither the Department nor the local schools it "mentors seem to recognize
that there can be such a thing as a foreign language spoken in America.
Languages other than English they call a "world language." Their
literature is devoid of the term "foreign language."
- "Maybe they're afraid they'll hurt feelings by saying
that someone's language is foreign," Hamilton said. "That's too
bad. The U.S. is a sovereign nation with a culture and language that define
us. I'm afraid that if we don't contact our schools and ask them to end
mandated Spanish instruction, that a lot of Americans, feelings will be
hurt when we lose our country."
- What Hamilton talks about is the erosion of America's
most important cohesive aspect "ENGLISH". Without it, we are
turning into a separated, tense, provoked and at odds with ourselves, kind
of nation. People who can't understand each other can't and won't be a
collective body. They won't be able to discuss, debate and resolve for
a common future. No country on earth has succeeded with disparate languages.
It's time to make English THE official language of America. Without it,
America will not survive this century.
- Jim Mortellaro
- Bonjour, bonjour, Msr. Frosty. Je m'appelle Jacques ...
Jacques Mortellaro. Comment allez vous? J'est ne sais pas que vous dire.
- I really don't, you know. Usually I agree wholeheartedly.
Last time around it was mostly. This time ... uh, oh. Stuck inside of Quebec,
with the Toronto Blues. Again.
- Lemme see. Just how many nations in our Western World
speak more than one language and cater to them all? Hmmm. Take England.
Go ahead. I don't want it. When was the last time you were in London? Not
terribly many years ago, I was. On business. At the Hyde Park Hotel. Along
with so damned many different colors, languages and customs that my wife
(that was her first time there) was shocked.
- "What happened to jolly old England?" Meaning,
what the heck is goin' on here? Everyone was speaking with that wonderful
London accent. But no one was English. Not in the traditional sense and
meaning of the word. No white folk. None. Even the cab drivers, a once
strictly white, Anglo Saxon profession, are not mixed to the hilt. Except
of course, all spoke English with a flourish. As opposed to our great nation,
the United Different Peoples of America. In NY City, no cab driver speaks
English. No. Not a one.
- And of course, even if you don't like fast food, even
if you think it's bad for you, never ... I SAY NEVER ... try to order anything.
Today in fact, is a good example. I drove up to a Golden Arches drive through
and had the following conversation. With me was a State of NY Trooper.
A good friend. He wanted a Chicken Club, crispy. I wanted a diet Coke.
It went something like this ...
- "I'd like a Chicken Club, crispy. Just the sandwich
please and a Diet Coke."
- "Chicken meal. You wan super size?"
- "No. No. C H I C K E N C L U B - C R I S P Y AND
DIET COKE. N O M E A L! Por favor!"
- "Chicken Crispy. How you like?"
- "Chicka, gimme a steak and fries with a super onion
rings and fourteen diet Cokas."
- All of a sudden I hear some foreign language come into
the speaker. I won't bore you with the details but it must have been the
supervisor. I SWEAR this happened.
- "Perodona me, but-a senior, if-a you can no speak-a
English, den-a you can no order fum-a dis-a place, si?"
- I answered in Sicilian and explained my dilemma. He was
not Sicilian. He was Napolitano. I decided to go to Wendy's.
- So, Mr. Frosty. Just what the hell is your beef?
- Quarter Pounder?
- Big-a Mac?
- Desire' Amerikano Flies in Super Size? Huh?
- Arriva dirty to you too.
- Jim Mortellaro, AKA, Morty