Surprisingly in this nation of immigrants, Coca-Cola's Super Bowl ad sparked controversy because it included the singing of some verses of "America the Beautiful" in languages other than English.
"Speak English or go home," said one of the tamer comments on Coke's Facebook page. "Screwed up a beautiful song. No Coke for my family," said another.
What a sad contrast to the reaction to Coke's "Teach The World To Sing" ad campaign of 40 years ago.
Those who insist on the use of the native language might consider learning Adai, Coahuilteco, Muskogean, Yuchi or any of the other 290 native languages spoken on American soil before European settlers landed.
Canada's government is well on its way toward posting its first budget surplus in nine years, Reuters reported. What a sharp contrast to the United States, which added more than $12 trillion to its national debt in the past 13 years under Presidents Bush and Obama.
This mad spending must end. The federal government needs to live within the means of its taxpayers again. This week, Republican Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito was among the voices of fiscal sanity as she voted against borrowing more money.
"This legislation allows this administration to continue business as usual, and I cannot support raising the debt ceiling without putting our fiscal house in order," Capito said.
The nation needs more people like Capito in the House - and Senate.