A politics blog by Tom Jackson
Tom Jackson's baseball card - if he had one - would report he throws left, writes right. In his columns and blog, "The Right Stuff," southpaw Jackson provides insight into the evolving human condition from a distinctly conservative point of view.
America: Beautiful in every language
Published: February 2, 2014
Seriously? The jingoists are out in force over Coke’s Super Bowl commercial in which “America the Beautiful” is rendered in several tongues?
Yes, of course, immigrants should race to learn English. But to hear the country of my birth, the country I love, praised and honored in other languages, as it is in the Coca-Cola ad, simply reaffirms my conviction that America remains the light of the world.
I mean, it’s not like our honored naturalized citizens are obligated to forget their native tongue. And my countrymen who forget that dishonor America’s melting-pot heritage.
I say well done, Coca-Cola. Well done, indeed.