Phillip M. Carter’s July 28 opinion article, “Bilingualism, though derided, is the language of modern politics”, illustrates several historical and current themes that have shaped, and now pervade, our culture.
The multilingual and visionary Founding Fathers rejected James Madison’s request to inscribe “English-only” into the Constitution because it would stifle freedom and diversity from that point and into the future.
Our nascent and current ideological melting pot welcomes “the huddled masses yearning to breathe free” despite efforts by some to build walls.
Carter proferred that Republicans were political cynics, instead of embracing that vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine communicated in Spanish to Latino Americans.
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Martin C. Taylor,