god write up, G. being of puritan decent i get what G is saying. and today its not just ya have to be english or any of that crap. assimilation is right on. and its why europe is so ...ed up today for letting assimilation die over there. nothing wrong with pride of heritage. but pride of america is what binds us. the immigrants before assimilated to a great degree. the ones today don't seem to. spurred on by decisive democratic party bullshit. the joke is going to be on the democrats because most immigrants are family orientated and "puritan" in that sense. right now they are being paid off by liberal social policy, but when that ends and the immigrants become americans, they are going to want to be americans in every sense of the word.