Mexican Leaders Miss The Point

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Dragoon68, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. Dragoon68

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    Arnold Schwarzengger, Governor of California, said: "You've got to turn off the Spanish television set. You're just forced to speak English, and that just makes you learn the language faster."

    Brent Wilkes, national executive director of the League of United Latin American Citizens, said: "Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger demonstrated his ignorance on immigration issues once again by perpetuating the myth that immigrants have to reject their old culture and language in order to learn English and assimilate."

    [SIZE=+1]Hispanic Leaders Blast Schwarzenegger's Advice to Turn Off Spanish TV[/SIZE]

    Governor Schwarzenegger was correct about what he said! Mr. Wilkes missed the point and had tried to turn it into making the Governor's comments appear to mean something else.

    Mexicans who want to learn American English need to immerse themselves in the language just like anyone else who wants to learn a second language. Mexicans who want to live in America need to adopt to the culture of America. That's the point and it's a fact! You can't learn to really communicate in a language until you immerse yourself in it. You can't be a part of a culture until you embrace it, understand it, and join in it. Nothing about that says you have to reject your ancestry or discard everything about your former culture and first language. You can keep that to the extent that it does not conflict with the culture of the land in which you live. You can still be proud of your origins but you need to live where you are.

    All immigrants have to deal with these issues. Those that understand it move on with a better life and those that don't wallow in unhappiness.
     
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    But they don't want to be a part of America. They want it back, doncha know. They were, according to their spokespeople and political movements, the "First Americans" and we stole it from them.
     
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    Schwarzaneggar was an immigrant too.
     
  4. Petra-O IX

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    Yes and he was legal too! His English is improving too,I remember one of his first few movies that was called "Commando" Ah'nold had a tough time pronouncing a line that had the word mutilate in it. He is right about learning the English language and just goes to show how phoney the illegal immigration agenda is. Lady Eagle has the right perspective on this one, though most proponents of amnesty would probably label her as a conspiricy theorist.:smilewinkgrin: O.K. just kidding LE.
     

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