By WILLIAM J. KELLY
The big game was not much of a game unless you were a Seattle fan of course. Many people watch the commercials more than they do the game. The Coca-Cola commercial has upset a lot of people who believe our national language should be English, and the fact that “America the Beautiful” was sung in many languages.
I believe that! It is considered by many to be our second national anthem and should be sung only in English. They are upset because they feel Coca Cola did that just to sell Coke to those folks of other languages.
Speaking and understanding English should be part of citizenship requirements for immigrants instead of catering to immigrants by printing bulletins, instruction books, speeches and government programs in many languages. To enter fully into our culture and the American way of life, to understand our freedoms and our capitalist way of doing business, it is mandatory that all immigrants learn the English language if they are to be successful in our country.
Are the citizens who have objected to this type of thing correct, or are Coca Cola and other companies who do likewise correct? What do you think?
On Jan. 24, my church celebrated the life of St. Francis de Sales, the patron saint of writers. It is interesting that this saint, who died in the year 1622, wrote out his sermons and slipped them under the doors of all people to read. He is said to have converted 40,000 people to the faith. Who says junk mail isn’t effective? What do you think?
We will soon be picking the candidates of our choice to represent we the people in the different levels of government. It is quite obvious that we have not been doing a very good job of selecting good candidates.