You know, I don't understand when people are going around worrying about, "We need to have English- only." They want to pass a law, "We want English-only."I want a President who is not embarrassed to be an American. I also want one who will do something about the immigration problems, and not just tell me that my kids will need to learn Spanish.
Now, I agree that immigrants should learn English. I agree with that. But understand this. Instead of worrying about whether immigrants can learn English -- they'll learn English -- you need to make sure your child can speak Spanish. You should be thinking about, how can your child become bilingual? We should have every child speaking more than one language.
You know, it's embarrassing when Europeans come over here, they all speak English, they speak French, they speak German. And then we go over to Europe, and all we can say [is], "Merci beaucoup." Right?
You know, no, I'm serious about this.
Update: Another columnist addresses the issue.