At the Democratic presidential candidates' debate in New Mexico last week, the Democratic Party publicly rejected the motto of our country, e pluribus unum, "out of many, one." The Democratic Party has declared war on the centuries-long revolution of coalescing people of every ethnic, linguistic, racial and religious background into a new, non-ethnic entity known as American.
For the first time in American history, a major party debate was conducted in two languages. And to make the Democrats' counter-revolution official, New Mexico's Democratic governor opened the debate by announcing that it would be held in two languages in order to embrace multiculturalism. This is an attempt to undo the American revolutionary idea that one's ethnicity and bloodline should be of no significance. Far from being progressive, the Democrats' emphasis on ethnicity (blood) and race is utterly reactionary and counter-revolutionary.
Few Americans have a problem with candidates of any party speaking to voters in the voters' native languages. More power to any American politician who can communicate in more than one language. But this audience in New Mexico was an English-speaking audience.
The point of making statements in Spanish was to make public the Democratic Party's counter-revolutionary ideology that Americans should not continue to be united by English, and that America should no longer encourage its citizens to embrace a distinctive American culture, identity and values system. America should rather be a land of many cultures, united merely by accident of geography.
People who reject the American ideal -- either out of ignorance (schools no longer teach Americanism) or out of the leftist conviction that American values (God and liberty: meaning Judeo-Christian values along with personal, political and economic freedom) are not superior to any other -- now run the Democratic Party. No one can imagine any Democratic leader prior to the 1970s embracing the idea that America should be multicultural. In large measure, the American ideal has been the attempt to create a society that is multiethnic but not multicultural.
Dennis Prager is a SRN radio show host, contributing columnist for Townhall.com and author of his newest book, “The Ten Commandments: Still the Best Moral Code.”