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freedom, on the language thing we are hurtling towards a future where being bilingual (English-Spanish) will become a requirement for a whole host of employment opportunities, govt. employment chief amongst them. My mother’s parents spoke French at home and she didn’t learn English until she went to school. That’s when her parents switched to speaking English at home and my mother eventually forgot how to speak French. That’s what “Americans” used to do. As an aside my grandfather was an American, born in MA to a French Canadian family.

On the Muslims, as has been said before, they do not assimilate in any Western country. It is well past the point that we need to stop accommodating them and making believe that they will ever assimilate.