"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
"the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts." - George Orwell

Friday, June 16, 2006


The president is taking his "guest-worker" stance up another notch.

According to Reuters:

President George W. Bush has long opposed making English the country's national language, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said on Friday, the day after the Senate voted to do so.

He said Bush has instead long supported a concept called "English-Plus," believing that it was good to be proficient in more than one language.
Reuters noted that opponents to the amendment to make English the national language
said it could affect the status of some multilingual services offered by government organizations.
Yes, I would imagine it would affect the "status" of certain programs; programs that wouldn't be needed anymore. Savings anyone?

And finally, as many know Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid considers it racist.

According to the Merriam Webster on-line dictionary
Main Entry: rac·ism
Pronunciation: 'rA-"si-z&m also -"shi-
Function: noun
1 : a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race
2 : racial prejudice or discrimination
Interesting and disingenuous take on the word racist by Harry, but what's new. We already have English-Plus if one considers the daily misconstruing of our language.

Why even call it "English-Plus?" Why not just "Plus?" If not English, then what? Assimililation of illegal immigrants is a major concern. A requirement of English usage and enforcing it would work wonders in that direction.

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