Culture Wars: Speaking English is a Controversial Issue?
Speaking English in America Is Controversial Issue?
Look, all of this is a reaction to Trump suggesting that Jeb Bush lead by speaking English. Now, here’s the story in Breitbart. “Donald Trump told Breitbart News that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush should be speaking English — not the Spanish he spoke to attack Trump in Miami this week — on the campaign trail. … ‘I like Jeb,’ Trump said. ‘He’s a nice man. But he should really set the example by speaking English while in the United States.'”
RUSH: Do you believe that it has become, in certain quarters in this country, do you believe that it has become controversial that Donald Trump told Jeb Bush he ought to speak English, that that has now become an example of nativism? You know, Jeb went out there and was addressing an audience, I think in Florida, and he was telling them in Espanol. “El hombre no es conservador.” Meaning Trump’s not conservative. And Trump said (paraphrasing), “You know, Jeb, you need to lead here, bud. You need to speak English. We’re in American.” And that’s become controversial.
Over at CNN you would not believe. The Washington Post is editorializing that this is horrible what Trump said. Now, I’m gonna tell you, this is one of these things — how to put this. Every now and then we have evidence of the decline of so much about what has made this country great and this is another one of these things. They go in spurts.
I mean, every day we get little bits of evidence here and there in terms of pop culture. Something like this comes up where everybody thinks that English is the language of this country and then you find out that many in the Democrat Party and the Drive-By Media think that’s nativist and braggadocios and unfair? What the hell are you going to do in this country if you can’t speak English?
JEB: (speaking Spanish)
RUSH: I feel like I’m listening to a UN speech. The only thing missing is the translator. That was Jeb Bush speaking Espanol. Basically… You know, I have the transcript. Do you want to hear what he said? He said, “Nancy Pelosi” and he said, “Hillary Clinton,” but the other thing… But stop and think what this was. This is the presumptive nominee, the presumptive Republican nominee. Here. Now that… Play this again. It speaks for itself. This is the presumptive — in many quarters now, the desired, the presumptive — Republican nominee.
JEB: (speaking Spanish)
But Trump’s reaction to this was somewhat common-sensical.
The Washington Post reacted to Trump. They said: “With that, Trump may have sparked yet another debate about whether or not to make English the official language of the United States. … In response, top Bush campaign aides fired back, suggesting that Trump’s comments about English put him on a ‘one man mission’ to kill the Republican Party.”
RUSH: How many old immigrants do you know, like maybe your grandfather, grandmother? They refer to where they came from as the old country. They assimilated. They became Americans.
Now, Trump had his defenders on CNN, but there are more people condemning Trump for speaking English.
Christians warned to pull kids from public school
By Paul Bremmer
Imagine an America in which all children are educated according to biblical, Christian principles instead of modern, secular, liberal values.
Chaplain E. Ray Moore (Lt. Col. USAR Ret.), such a scenario is not just possible, but essential if Christians wish to reclaim the American culture.
“We take the position at the Exodus Mandate that the Scripture and sound theology teach that the education of children belongs to the family and the church or private associations, not government,” said Moore, the founder and president of Frontline Ministries, Inc. and director of the Exodus Mandate Project. “We don’t believe that government, even at the state level, has any role in K-12 education, and the Scriptures are clear and explicit on this. There’s no wiggle room.”
In order to wake Christian parents up to the dangers of public schools, Exodus Mandate has released a new documentary called “Escaping Common Core: Setting Our Children Free.”
The film is divided into two roughly 30-minute parts. The first part explores the origins of Common Core and the history of progressive education, from Horace Mann through John Dewey through the education policies of our past four U.S. presidents. The filmmakers argue Common Core is the latest manifestation of the effort to impose a socialist worldview on American children.
The second part of the movie offers Exodus Mandate’s suggested response to Common Core, which is for Christian parents to pull their children out of what Moore calls the “pagan, godless, atheistic public school system” and either homeschool them or find a private Christian school.
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2015/09/christians-warned-to-pull-kids-from-public-school/#LwJ3g3I2QLKxrzXd.99