“I think we can send a message and say, ‘You want to be in America? A. You better be here legally or you’re out of here. B. When you’re here, let’s speak American,’” Palin told CNN’s Jake Tapper in an interview that aired on “State of the Union” recently. “I mean, that’s just – let’s speak English and that’s kind of a unifying aspect of a nation – the language that is understood by all.”
“Let me tell you what happened to me the other day while I was in the supermarket,” Palin said during the interview. “I was in there, doing my regular shopping like any other day, and I remember I couldn’t find the type of cereal I normally buy all the time, so I asked the guy who was filling the shelves next to me if he would be kind enough to check whether they had some more in storage out in the back. And that’s when it all started.”
The former half-term Governor of Alaska then went on to tell the story of how pretty soon, the entire supermarket “echoed in the shouts of foreign employees talking to each other in their native language,” and how “I suddenly felt like I was in a completely foreign country.” “I mean, I couldn’t even tell what the language was, it sounded kind of Arabic, but at the same time, it wasn’t. Finally, I was able to get my cereal after 15 or so minutes of this non-English communication, and I left the supermarket in a state of shock.”
“Then I got to thinking – if we have people like these working in our grocery stores, and these people are handling something as important as our food, which is our daily sustenance – what’s to stop them from doing whatever they want to it? I mean, they could be polluting it by mishandling, they could be dropping meat and vegetables on the floor and picking it up and selling it as if nothing had happened. And even worse – they are actually touching all of our food with their hands, and God only knows how or if at all they look after their personal hygiene. I had a real epiphany, I can tell you,” Palin argued.
“Honestly, I’m starting to feel like a minority in my own country,” Palin said. “I’m starting to listen to English being driven out from more and more communities, and foreign languages spoken at an increasing level, especially Arabic and Spanish. Well, it’s time to put our foot down and set things right. This is America, the greatest country in the world and American is the only language that gets to be spoken here. I don’t care what anyone says – either learn it or go back home!”
She also added, “Because, if we let immigrants keep their native cultures, traditions and languages, we’re then allowing them to refuse to become assimilated into the American society. We are, thereby, effectively denying them the very thing that makes an American what they are. And furthermore, you’ve seen the situation we’re faced with in our supermarkets and in many other crucial places and positions throughout our economy and, more importantly, everyday lives. Are we just going to sit idly by and let our culture be usurped?”
“Hell no!” she shouted, before continuing, “and I’m here to tell you that American is the language that everybody in this country is going to have to use 24/7, the way it’s been done for thousands of years on this territory. Even Native Americans today speak our language, and they were, kind of, here before us. Just goes to show you don’t want to mess with Uncle Sam or else Uncle Sam is going to start messing with your native country, and it’s probably going to include nukes of some sort. Just ask Japanese-Americans.”