Liberals Seek to Destroy Luxembourg

From Expatica.com, via the New Oxford Review:

Luxembourg — Luxembourg’s Grand Duke Henri, widely seen as a modernizing figure but strongly attached to Roman Catholic values, is set to see his sovereign powers clipped in a furor over euthanasia.

The 53-year-old sovereign threw off his traditional political neutrality when he let it be known that, for “reasons of conscience,” he would refuse to sign into law a bill adopted by parliament to legalize euthanasia.

In doing so, he triggered a proposed constitutional amendment — swiftly promoted by Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker — towards a purely formal Swedish style of monarchy in the small but wealthy duchy.

And Juncker’s even a member of the Christian Social People’s Party! Ugh. I say give Henri more power.

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“You need to make sure your child can speak Spanish.”

So sayeth Senator Obama. I fully endorse his suggestion that our education system — or, better yet, parents (Yes, they have an equally important as, if not more valid than, right and duty to educate chilrden than the State has.) — ensure that Americans possess the ability to speak two, if not more, languages. I am, how-ever, uncomfortable with his specific assertion that our children need to learn to speak Spanish. Yes, as the American population becomes increasingly Hispanic in origin (unless, bucking trends, we “Anglos” start making many more babies, which I fully advocate), Spanish will become even more prevalently spoken; however, English remains, for now, at least, a lingua franca of the world, and, undeniably, in this nation (and Obama contends that immigrants will learn English, anyway). The ever-strengthening power of China would incline me to suggest that Mandarin should be the second language of choice; how-ever, never will I make such a claim, because, well, I loathe Red China. Learn L√ętzebuergesch, the native dialect of Luxembourg, instead: that country, ancestral home-land of the Origers, is a pretty swell place (or so I hear; I’ve yet to visit, though, some-day, I intend to remedy this).