According to Sarah Palin, immigrants need to speak “American.” I have never heard of “American.” I have heard of American English but not the language “American.”
It stands to reason that “Spanish” and “French” and Navajo would all be considered American since Mexico, and all of Central America are part of America. Perhaps Sarah Palin doesn’t realize that the United States of America is a country within North America. There is also a South America. I would wager that they speak “American” also.
According to MSN.com:
Immigrants to the United States should “speak American,” former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin said on Sunday, adding her voice to a controversy triggered by Donald Trump’s criticism of fellow Republican White House hopeful Jeb Bush’s use of Spanish.
“It’s a benefit of Jeb Bush to be able to be so fluent in Spanish, because we have a large and wonderful Hispanic population that is helping to build America,” Palin said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“On the other hand, you know, I think we can send a message and say: ‘You want to be in America? A, you better be here legally, or you’re out of here. B, when you’re here, let’s speak American.’ I mean, that’s just, that’s – let’s speak English,” added Palin, Republican presidential nominee John McCain’s running mate in 2008.
Palin, who is popular among some U.S. conservatives, said that “a unifying aspect of a nation is the language that is understood by all.” Most of the illegal immigrants in the United States come from Mexico and other Spanish-speaking Latin American countries.
When will she ever stop speaking? She now wants to be Secretary of Energy so she can do away with the Department. I think she might have to involve Congress for that maneuver.