Saturday, May 27, 2006

Tower Of Babel Is A Democratic Goal

The Biblical lesson of the Tower of Babel has been lost on Democratic Senate Minority Leader - Democratic Senate Minority Leader, that sure has a nice ring to it - Harry Reid. In case some of us have forgotten, a brief summary:

According to the narrative in Genesis Chapter 11 of the Bible, the Tower of Babel was a tower built by a united humanity to reach the heavens. Because man had it in his heart to be like God, God stopped this project by confusing their languages so that each spoke a different language. As a result, they could no longer communicate with one another and the work was halted. The builders were then scattered to different parts of Earth. This story is used to explain the existence of many different languages and races.

"...they could no longer communicate with one another and the work was halted." I think if we ever let the likes of Harry Reid and other Democratic multiculturalists back in power, the United States will soon be a nation of many tongues, cultural divisions, ethnic jealousies - why should we stop at English and Spanish? How about Chinese, Tagalog, Serbo-Croatian? Soon the work of continuing to be the greatest nation the world has ever known will be halted because we will no longer be able to communicate with one another.

Have you ever spoken to someone in a foreign language? Many of us have. I was a Russian linguist for a couple of years in my Air Force career, and studied German in high school. The main impression I have of my conversations with others in their language was that we were communicating on a very basic level. We were not getting into deep philosophical discussions, or going deeply into the issues of the day. In other words, we were not really communicating, not in the way that builds bridges to understanding and directs efforts to a common goal.

All Things Beautiful does a beautiful job of illustrating how a country without a national language struggles just to hold together as a country, with no hope of ever finding a common path to greatness.

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