Recently a Spanish speaking singer recorded a version of the United States national anthem in Spanish. This created a bit of an uproar as President Bush stated that he believes “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.” What the hell is George Bush talking about? Have you heard his speeches? He barely speaks English! Then Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., introduced a resolution affirming that the song, pledge allegiance to the flag and other “statements of national unity” should be done in English. These right-wing Republican nut jobs are killing me. It just astounds me that there are so many crazy people elected to office. I’m as patriotic as the next guy, but wasn’t our country built by allowing immigrants from other nations here. The only people that aren’t descended from immigrants in the United States are the Native Americans, and they didn’t complain that we didn’t sing our national anthem in their language. Que carajo esta pasando?
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