The use of the English language has been a great asset in maintaining the unity of the United States.  Now, however, the use of the Spanish language as a political language in the United States is increasing, contributing to the balkanization of the electorate.

At least if politicians are lying or distorting their record in one language, you can keep up with it better.  But if they are using two (or more languages) it gets more complicated.

Also, if they say something controversial they can use the “mistranslation” excuse.

Candidate Marco Rubio was interviewed by Jorge Ramos on Univision.  Here are two blog entries and an article about this interview and the discussion over it:

1.   Candidate Marco Rubio Tells Jorge Ramos, in Spanish, That Obama’s Unilateral Amnesty Is A Good Thing and Should Be Part of Permanent Amnesty Solution   (April 18th, 2015)  Click here to read blog entry.

2.   Univision Audio Teaser Distorts Marco Rubio’s Position, Making Him Seem Less Pro-Amnesty Than He Is  (April  19th, 2015)   Click here to read blog entry.

3.  Rubio, Univision And Amnesty – Mistranslation Or Misdirection?  (April 20th, 2015)  Click here to read article.

All three pieces published on VDARE.COM.

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