The Daily Show – Nativists Want English as the Official Language By Manila Ryce (video link)

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By Manila Ryce
Published Tuesday, July 17th, 2007, 5:05 am

Like the Constitution, we’re told that American culture is meant to change as time passes. Our country is a melting pot, incorporating the cultures of various waves of immigrants into the collective. Of course, this ideal has always been a bit of a lie, as minority groups have always been exploited and treated like outsiders for not sharing supposed “American values”. Only now, as such groups threaten to become the majority, have white nativists felt it necessary to make laws preventing this cultural shift. As John Oliver points out, the bill would cause many life-threatening problems, while benefiting no one. Not surprisingly, Our good friend Jim Inhofe has a hand in this one.

Colbert has pointed out the hypocrisy of Congressman Westmoreland, who couldn’t name the Ten Commandments but co-sponsored a bill requiring them to be placed in government buildings. Nightline has exposed the fact that while most Senators supported a resolution stating that the National Anthem ought to be sung in English, those same members of Congress didn’t know the words themselves. Now, being familiar with the hypocrisy of Washington, one can only wonder how literate these conservative Lovers of English are.