It was once true that all people who were born in the United States of America, spoke English, after they were old enough. That is no longer correct. It has been estimated that 15 million citizens of Mexico, illegally immigrated into our county. Many have been here for years and still did not learn to speak English, our nation language. Lots of them have raised big families and most of their children have not learned to speak and understand English.
"I think 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." Here's why . . .
The melody of our national anthem is stirring, though dreadful to sing. And then there are the lyrics, which were a nationalistic inspiration from the last ravages of a war. If I could re-write history, I'd rather our national anthem be "America, the Beautiful".
Quote Theodore Roosevelt, 1907: