|The Senator Reports
||June 19th, 2008|
Proposition 13: Protecting California's taxpayers for the last
By Senator Mark Wyland (R-Carlsbad)
As California continues to bear the biggest brunt of immigration in our country, assimilation amongst our immigrants must be encouraged in order to make us the strongest nation possible. However, Americans don't support the absorption of our immigrants into the "melting pot" as much as we used to. Americans become increasingly frustrated as some immigrants choose to maintain their foreign identities as the "melting pot" becomes more of a "mixed salad".
This is why I've introduced a resolution that encourages the federal government to stop offering multi-lingual ballots. Printing English-only ballots shows respect to our immigrant citizens who have worked hard to learn English and assimilate to American culture, while still adding to our diversity.
Today Americans are challenged to find a common identity. I'm confident this small step would greatly move us forward. I hope the federal government recognizes the dilemma at hand and takes action.
Senator Mark Wyland represents the people of the 38th Senate District, which includes cities in north San Diego County and the south Orange County cities of San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano.
If you would like to get a message to Senator Mark Wyland, contact his San Diego County District office at:
Senator Mark Wyland
1910 Palomar Point Way, Suite 105
Carlsbad, California 92008