1. Your entry must be at least 500 words in length not including any subheadings or restatements of the questions

 

  1. What do you think the writer means in saying that the view of America as a multicultural community “has served only to dilute our sovereignty and our national identity?”
  2. Are large numbers of immigrants not learning English?
  3. Should immigrants who are learning English be criticized for trying to maintain fluency in their native languages?
  4. Are immigrants complaining about the use of “God” in the Pledge of Allegiance?
  5. If “God is part of our culture,” do you have to believe in God to be an American?
  6. Who is intended to be included in the “We” of the last paragraph?
  7. How could the letter be written to reflect any of the other ethnic perspectives?

 

Below here is a reference information

 

 

I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture… I am not against immigration, nor do I hold a grudge against anyone who is seeking a better life by coming to America. Our population is almost entirely made up of descendants of immigrants. However, there are a few things that those who have recently come to our country, and apparently some born here, need to understand.

 

This idea of America being a multicultural community has served only to dilute our sovereignty and our national identity. As Americans, we have our own culture, our own society, our own language, and our own lifestyle. This culture has been developed over centuries of struggles, trials, and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom.

 

We speak ENGLISH, not Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian or any other language. If you wish to become part of our society, learn the language! In God We Trust” is our national motto. This is not some Christian, right-wing, and political slogan. We adopted this motto because Christian men and women, based on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented. It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, because God is part of our culture.

 

We are happy with our culture and have no desire to change, and we really don’t care how you did things where you came from. This is OUR COUNTRY, our land, and our lifestyle. Our First Amendment gives every citizen the right to express opinions and we will allow you every opportunity to do so. But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about our pledge, our national motto, or our way of life, I highly encourage you to take advantage of one other great American freedom, THE RIGHT TO LEAVE.

God Bless America