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To the Editor:

A few days ago, in a conversation with several friends, one of them said times are changing. That is true, but mankind hasn't changed one bit. Most have been motivated by greed or from fear since the dawn of time.

Fortunately for civilization, altruism, curiosity and parental love have thrived despite despotic pressure. Today, man's primitive warts, somewhat obscured for a time, are seen in bold relief.

Our country is in trouble because neither major political party has a backbone.

There are only two things that hold our country together: our Constitution and the English language. The importance of both is not truly appreciated. The courts are legislating, and are chipping away at the Constitution. The interpretation of the Constitution is constantly challenged employing the English language.

We must declare English as the national language. How on earth could it be otherwise?

Those who have difficulty with English should have their sponsors (if indeed they have them) translate and interpret for them.

We have been regarded as a diversified melting pot. This, alas, is not true. We have become a pot of uncooked stew, coated with the contents of a cauldron of tongues.

This upcoming election may be decided by the Hispanic vote courted by both parties. Will future elections be won by those who speak another significantly prominent language? Let's hope not!

Richard Robert Royer M.D.

Grosse Pointe Farms

Richard Robert Royer M.D.
Grosse Pointe Farms
September 01, 2004

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