But the most important change that is needed is the hardest to achieve: A genuine welcome to the party. And an honest prayer: Dios derramó su gracia sobre ti.
Oh, blow me. And while you’re at it, spare me the hackneyed buzz-phrases from a pro quarterback turned has-been politician.
You know what would have made me happiest about that Coke ad? If all those beautiful ethnic Americans had been singing America the Beautiful in broken English, rich with the accents of their birth tongues, but indicating they are trying their damndest to sound like Americans.
I’ve got no quarrely with people who want to come to America in order to be Americans. But I’ve got no use for those who want to come here and deliberately set themselves up as other – other languages, other cultures, other beliefs, other ideologies, other dreams.
You want to be American-Chinese, American-Mexican, American-African? I’ve got no problem with you. In fact, I welcome you. But if you seek to reverse the order of those descriptions? Go back to the place you value more than my country.
The thing that outrages me the most about the current cultural atmosphere is that it has almost become “racist” to even think in terms of America and Americans.