Sunday, December 6, 2015

Succinctification of Citizenship

I like simple things. My requirement for assimilation into American culture (as a requirement for prospective citizens who qualify through the naturalization process) is this:

Demonstrate proficiency in English, both written and spoken, so an examination specifically on Federal, State, and Local law can be passed decisively.

Here's my reason: There is only one requirement for other cultures to mix into the American melting pot. It's not religion, politics, ethics, IQ, etc. It's understanding U.S. Federal, State, and Local laws and FOLLOWING THEM. Yes, those other characteristics would be nice, but for me it's understanding our laws.

For me, it's simple enough.


Ari Stottle said...

Yeah, yeah. Remember there are US laws and immigration quotas. How about making sure the laws are followed by every vacationer and border crosser. Who's doing that?

Ed Slater said...

I know it's not right to say "it's someone else's problem." What I'm talking about is the process of assimilation. Ed.

Bolt Pow Wack said...

I just watched Hillsdale College's lecture (number 4) on Immigration. It's out of sight. It reminded me about equality and consent.