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04-28-06, 07:11 PM #1
National Anthem....Bush steps up
The national anthem should be sung in English -- not Spanish -- President Bush declared Friday, amid growing restlessness over whether to grant legal status to immigrants who are in the United States illegally. "One of the important things here is that we not lose our national soul," the president exclaimed. A Spanish language version of the national anthem was released Friday by a British music producer, Adam Kidron, who said he wanted to honor America's immigrants. When the president was asked at a Rose Garden question-and-answer session whether the anthem should be sung in Spanish, he replied: "I think the national anthem ought to be sung in English, and I think people who want to be a citizen of this country ought to learn English and they ought to learn to sing the national anthem in English." He made his remarks on the matters during a wide-ranging briefing with reporters. "I think people who want to be citizens of this country ought to learn English," Bush said. The president's comments came amid a burgeoning national debate -- and congressional fight -- over legislation pending in Congress, and pushed by Bush, to overhaul U.S. immigration law. Bush called on lawmakers to move forward on legislation -- now stalled -- that would revamp immigration laws. Large numbers of immigrant groups have planned an economic boycott next week to dramatize their call for legislation providing legal status for millions of people in the United States illegally. "I am not a supporter of boycotts," Bush said. "I am a supporter of comprehensive immigration reform. ... I think that most Americans agree that we've got to enforce our border." His remarks followed release of the Spanish language version of the song, called "Nuestro Himno" or "Our Anthem."
04-28-06, 07:36 PM #2
God Bless America. The people come here for our pride in God, Family And the American way. This includes the National Anthem. If another nations people wish to sing our Anthem, please have be English. We are a nation of many,but the common thread is our traditions .Thank you Mr President.
04-28-06, 08:06 PM #3
Its about time he stands on his own two feet when asked a question.Being the best is not what always counts. What counts is always trying your best.
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04-28-06, 08:37 PM #4Cheech GuestOriginally Posted by chris2001
04-28-06, 10:48 PM #5Originally Posted by 06AccordLX
Your mother's tongue is busy anyhow though, so don't feel too bad.
04-28-06, 10:54 PM #6
Now thats one thing I agree with bush on. If people from other countries want to come to the United States then they should learn the langauge of the country. For example, If they want to drive then they take the test in english. The street signs are in english, why would you change it and make it spanish or whatever language in a written test.
04-29-06, 04:34 AM #7Master OfficerVerified LEO
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My late brother used to say that there should be a time limit for those who come to this country to learn to speak and read English. He said after the time limit was up if they couldn't then they should have to go back to the country they came from.
04-29-06, 01:23 PM #8
I was really glad to see him answer the question so forcefully and directly.
04-29-06, 02:34 PM #9
That sounds like a good idea deputy29.
04-29-06, 03:47 PM #10Originally Posted by Chris2001Originally Posted by 06AccordLX
I should neg rep you both...
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