I do have a gripe about foreign culture and immigration policies/immigrants.
For all the ‘progressiveness’ of the North American culture it is far too depressed.
What other countries in the world would give a driver’s test in 40 different languages? What other countries would let immigrants live on Social Assistance while having a newer vehicle and other assets yet won’t let their own citizens do the same thing?
I think, and this IS just my opinion, that North America has done some back sliding. It’s like we’re afraid to offend someone who is on our own soil! They came here for whatever reason yet we, the mass public (read politicians) are so afraid of offending another culture or religion that we don’t even allow the Lord’s prayer in our schools and other public forums because they *gasp* are a different religion! We bend to their will.
They came here, shouldn’t they be the ones conforming to some degree?
I am dating myself but when I was in grade school if a different religion was represented and didn’t want to ‘endure’ the Lord’s prayer or other religious things they stood in the hall until the announcements were over and there were no hard feelings or ill will, they simply came into class once announcements were done and the day continued as it should have.
Aren’t Canada and the United States based on Christianity? If I’m wrong I’m sure somebody will correct me.
If the above statement is true then why the f*** are we kow towing to the new comers?
I’m not saying immigrants should do the kow towing either, but for peat’s sake they should understand that they are now in a Christian based country so should be willing to either listen and learn about this ‘new’ faith or, at the very least, not preach at us for not believing as they do.
Oh, they should also speak the, or one of the, official languages FLUENTLY enough to take any test required by the government for things like licences without having it in their language or requiring a translator in order to do so.
How in the world can we expect someone who speaks and reads Mandarin, or any other language, to be able to find Saginaw Street when they don’t understand the language in the country they are currently residing in? Not to mention warning signs, verbal warnings (tornado, road closure, etc. ) over the radio or television or any myriad of other things.
Yea, this is a soap box issue for me but, know what? This is my blog 😀 and I can express my opinions. I would love to hear your opinions as well though, really. I love interacting with my readers and I have learned a few things from some of them so please, interact!