Wild Life Of A Little Monster

Others are scared of me because of all the fun I have. Considered a vigilante by my Eponine.

King James Version

Posting another perspective. This post has been sitting as a draft. Heard the comments a week ago Sunday and started to post it earlier last week, but it seems the last several days have been crazy.

Bob Schieffer on "Face the Nation" recently talked about the U.S. National Anthem being sung in Spanish. He said "the blogs went nuts about it." (Click here to read Mr. Schieffer's comments.) He favors those seeking citizenship should be required to learn English. But when it comes to translations, he offered some other thoughts.

He said the American spiritual "We Shall Overcome" was being played as the Berlin Wall was torn down and that a Statue of Liberty replica was carried into Tiananmen Square by brave Chinese students. His point: "When people take our symbols of freedom as their own, it doesn't weaken our values, it affirms they are universal. That makes us stronger, not weaker." He also admits he may have missed out on quite a bit if the Bible had not been translated over the years.

1 Comments:

At May 18, 2006 1:14 PM, Blogger The Meezers said...

I agree that anyone applying for citizenship should be required to learn basic Engligh, in order to function as a productive member of society.

With that being said, we must also remember that just about everything has been translated from some other language to another language at some point in history. If nothing was ever translated, we would still be speaking some form of an ancient language probably not even in use today.

 

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