Bush Says Anthem Should Be in English

President Bush made a strong, unequivocal statement in support of English as the language of America today, and he should be applauded for doing so. He could have chosen instead to respond with some sort of multicultural blather, but he did not; he defended American identity, specifically the central role of English in our culture:

A Spanish language version of the national anthem was released Friday by a British music producer, Adam Kidron, who said he wanted to honor America’s immigrants.

When the president was asked at a Rose Garden question-and-answer session whether the anthem should be sung in Spanish, he replied: “I think the national anthem ought to be sung in English, and 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.”

We, like the president, speak both Spanish and English. This is not about being anti-Spanish. It’s about defending American culture, and being proud of it, not apologizing for it.

Others:
Michelle Malkin
Washington Post

4 responses to “Bush Says Anthem Should Be in English

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  2. henry hennessy

    I think that’s the first thing that Bush and I agree on.

  3. yes the anthem should be in english
    their anthem can be anything as they are not true immigrants they
    are illegal aliens nomatter what anyone or any group says
    do it the right way to become a us citizen

    yes a good portion of them are good workers but for
    ones that are not hard workers they are abusing the system
    hurting all races ,immigrants and citizens of this free country
    and most of them know it

  4. AMEN! This is disgusting! And it wasn’t an AMERICAN citizen that released this travesty of our National pride in the
    Spanish language, it was a Brit. This has gone way too far and this is just PROOF that we are losing our great
    American heritage of which I am very proud. Of course, if we say something like this and try to keep our American
    identity then we are “racist.”

    Do you think Mexico will sing their anthem in ENGLISH? Not! Disgusting. This must stop NOW.