Dean, I disagree. We have always been a "melting pot' and that is one of the main reasons, I believe, that we have become so great. There was always great competition to learn English and assimilate, because of competing cultures. That is exactly what is wrong with allowing so many of ONE ETHNICITY here so rapidly so that assimilation is not even a goal. This has always been avoided because you get what you have now: Hispanic culture/language being stuffed down our throats. And the possibility if them taking our country and making it theirs.