posted on Sep, 30 2012 @ 10:26 PM
I applaud this, but not for the reasons many may think.
I believe that citizenship is an honor, and -not- a right. You want to visit our country? By all means! You want to reside and work here (non-citizen)
- by all means! You want the right to vote and declare this country your home? Well, pass a basic history and language test, eh?
goes for say, native-born people as well. You turn 18, you take the Citizenship Test before you can vote.)
As an American who's traveled abroad, I'm glad that English is widely spoken. An international language is useful. But I take the time to learn the
language (and culture and customs) of any country I live in, so that I can communicate in the "common language" wherever I live!
Quebecers speak Quebecois French, the rest of Canada, English. You live in those regions, you should learn the language! You live in China? Learn
Chinese! etc. Does that mean to shun enclaves of expats who speak your native tongue? Not at all, look at Chinatowns all over the world.