"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
so, yes, it would be disrespectful for them to speak to him in german...just as it was disrespectful for him to speak to them in spanish. especially since he speaks english
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.
"It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to." - W. C. Fields