Last year, 15 Republicans in the House of Representatives did their darndest to stop kids at public schools from saying the Pledge of Allegiance. Yes, Republicans opposed the speaking of the Pledge of Allegiance.
These Republicans issued a threat in their bill, H.R. 6783: if a school mandates or even just permits the Pledge of Allegiance to be spoken by kids within its walls,
… in a language other than English,
… why, we’ll yank away that school’s federal funding!
Here’s the bill’s specific prohibition:
No State educational agency or local educational agency may have a policy or practice that requires or permits the Pledge of Allegiance (as defined in section 4 of title 4, United States Code), or the national anthem (as defined in section 301 of title 36, United States Code) to be recited or sung in any language other than English in any elementary school or secondary school under its jurisdiction.
English is not the official national language of the United States of America. It is a language with a mongrel interbred origin in multiple European countries, across some ocean, where people tend to be… socialist!
Just think about that for a minute:
In order to punish the use of any language except that foreign, immigrant!, mongrel!!, socialist!!! language called English, these Republicans were prepared to:
* Ditch their supposed love for states’ rights and local rule, using the federal government to bully local schools into compliance.
* Put a hatchet to freedom of speech, punishing schools for even permitting kids to say the Pledge of Allegiance in any language besides that foreign mongrel immigrant tongue of English. Speech code alert! Speech code alert!
* Stop children from expressing their loyalty to the United States of America! Cue the Treason Klaxons.
Yes, those 15 Republicans were willing to throw the Constitution and Patriotism under the big rolling bus of Anglophilia: love of a foreign, mongrel, immigrant tongue. Oooooh, why it just makes me want to…
Ask those 15 House Republicans why they supported a bill to promote an immigrant language and they’ll look at you with blank stares before calling security on you and your impertinent mouth. Of course English is an immigrant language, but what matters to these House Republicans most that it’s the language of the right kind of immigrants: White Northern European immigrants speaking the White Northern European mongrel tongue of English. Their struggle isn’t against immigrant language: it’s against the immigrant languages of other ethnicities. Their struggle against enemy ethnicities is so strong that they’ll sacrifice freedom of speech and the Pledge of Allegiance to it.
And now they’re back. In this year’s new 111th Congress, eight Republicans have thrown their support behind H.R. 1621, a reintroduced bill to do exactly the same thing. They are:
Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA, District 10) — principal sponsor
Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO, District 2)
Rep. Mary Fallin (R-OK, District 5)
Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA, District 11)
Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA, District 1)
Rep. Sue Myrick (R-NC, District 9)
Rep. Joseph Pitts (R-PA, District 16)
Rep. John Shadegg (R-AZ, District 3)
When will these Republicans learn to put love of country and freedom above their agenda of ethnic conflict? When will they ever learn? When will they eeeeeeeever learn?