Pam Hettinger (12/28, Letters) criticizes Hilda Solis, Barack Obama’s pick for labor secretary, for speaking Spanish, calling it un-American.
We are a free nation with freedom of speech, not just the freedom to speak English. Also, Ms. Hettinger somehow thinks English is a native language of the U.S.
Spanish and French were spoken here before English, and still neither of those are native languages.
Maybe Ms. Hettinger should research the word “Olathe” or “Kansas,” not to mention “Montana,” “Arizona,” “Colorado,” “Florida,” “rodeo,” “patio” and “tornado,” to name a few.