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Submitted by mariana (United States), Dec 19, 2006 at 07:38

The oath one takes to become an American citizen already requires obedience to the laws and sovereignty of the US above all others, and enjoins fealty elsewhere. What you are suggesting is a turn on the rules and laws Islamic monarchies,"thugocracies" and republics have, where there are built-in different classes of citizens [or non citizens] who are required to pay different taxes and/or have different rights depending on religion or some other coercive factor.

America, until recently, has been a place where any and all [who come legally] can come and CHOOSE to become AMERICAN, with all rights and privileges of native born. No one is forced by America to leave the rat-hole they can't wait to escape for our shores; however, when you come here, either join us or get the hell out and find your own Paradise elsewhere, don't demand changes in ours. Americans come in all sizes, shapes, colors and religions and WE LIKE IT THAT WAY!!!

WE MUST go back to the past, when candidates for citizenship were required to read, comprehend and write English, and were required to pass serious American History and Government questions, so they knew what their oath truly meant. Having ballots printed in 17 languages [as Ca does] is outrageous and subversive. Quite frankly, if you cannot become informed in English, you're a captive of and subservient to whomever the "translator" happens to be, and, from my experience with some of the "foreign language" newspapers in America, they're NOT advancing "American" interests, and therefore NOT advancing the positive interests of their constituency....only their "bosses."

Most of us have descended from immigrants. My grandparents taught me that in America, the streets are paved with gold. I believed them and believe them still. The gold is opportunity, equality, and availability of education and choice to all. The first, immediate, positive step in bringing America back to being American is to require English, using submersion - not this Bi-lingual crap which has failed spectacularly for 40 years. The second thing is to remove all this fabricated "pc" indoctrination from curricula. ma

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