Here in the United States the citizens who belong here are supposed to speak English.
[quote]If there are large language groups in the US, we should write the ballot in multiple languages. If you can't read either of them, I would agree.[quote]
If they can't read english, why aren't they learning how? They came to this country expecting their hosts to change to accomodate them?
No. They can get their sorry lazy asses out of town and back to where they came from. The Mayor's German ancestors learned English, the Mayor's Irish ancestors had to learn the language of their oppressors before they came here. The Mayor's french wife thinks it's bull**** that anyone living here should be so rude as to refuse to learn the native language. That's not hard to figure out. If they don't want to have the courtesy to learn to speak as Americans do, then they were never serious about becoming an American and they can move right on out.
There are certain standards the nation must maintain if it's going to survive, and refusing to become a turd-world multilingual society is one of those things we must not allow.
They can demonstrate their devotion to the United States by enlisting in the Army, Marines, Navy, maybe even the Air Force, and when they get their honorable discharge after a minimum of three years service, they can cut five years off the wait and be allowed to vote at age 25.I'm sorry, but that is just irrational. Plenty of young people are very intelligent; maybe even more so than adults.
Anyone that believes an 18 year old boy has the maturity to understand pressing national issues should remark on the number of votes cast by 18 year olds for Obama and McCain in the last election.
Ironically, your name flinging doesn't make me feel confident in your maturity. With age comes greater wisdom...unless you don't actually get wise. I don't like the collective approach of saying "you can't vote until you are this age."
The Mayor never approved of the 26th Amendment, either.
Oh. Don't worry, the Mayor was a college student once. But he was a grown-up college student with six full years pushing a United States submarine around the world's oceans protecting his nation from foreign agressors. So when he was a college student, he was able to observe first hand just how stupid, thoughtless, and immature your typical college student is. Believe it or not, your average military enlistee is far more mature, because he doesn't get the opportunity to sleep in over those first period classes, and he's not allowed to fail his courses, unless he wants to get assigned to tin can out of Norfolk, Virgina.I think a much better solution would be to focus on the merits and eligibility of each individual, not some arbitrary collective group, or as you call it "those who just discovered sex." As a college student, I take offense to your remarks, which are very uncivil, full of ad hominem, and quite frankly disrespectful.
So, college man, the Mayor's been there, done that, and doesn't have any sympathy for young people wanting to play grown up, not when they have enough massed power to grab the steering wheel and drive the car off the cliff.
Churchill said it best, too paraphrase "when people are young and idealistic, they're socialists. When they grow up, they're capitalists." It's past time we stopped allowing the children to vote, not when damn few of them even begin to understand the Constitution.
\As for your other points, I don't have much problem with them. My only other comment is that literacy requirements were racist when they were instituted because their primary goal was to prevent black people from voting.
The Mayor won't argue with you on this unless you want to claim that all literacy requirements must be inherently racist.
The Mayor contends that a literacy rate of less than 100% is a national embarassment (excepting, of course, those physically incapable of learning to read). There' s no excuse, and teachers who can't teach their students to read should look into spending more time on the beach.
Looking for discarded bottles and loose change.
Not necessary. Times have changed and anyone who's too lazy or too stupid to learn how to read in this day and age cannot hide behind alleged bigotry. They're just idiots.but rather than dismiss people as ****ing idiots (who at least know their history) you should tell them how times have change or why your ideas are not guided by the same evil motivations. Please be civil. Thank you.