It is difficult to count the many ways that “diversity” harms our society. One does not need to use convoluted reasoning, or far-fetched theories, to support the case against “diversity”. All one needs is common sense. The Oregonian recently provided us with yet another example of ethnic/racial diversity’s costs:
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Supreme Court is mulling over the argument that law enforcement officers are obligated to make sure that drunken driving suspects, even if they don’t speak English, understand the consequences of refusing to take a breath or blood test.
It led the state’s chief justice to wonder during a hearing Thursday whether a suspect could be so impaired the refusal couldn’t be used in court.
The appeal involves Jose L. Nunez Cabanilla, arrested in 2008 near Nyssa, south of Ontario in Eastern Oregon, the Salem Statesman Journal reported (http://stjr.nl/sNGRhv).
He refused to take a breath test, a fact the trial judge ruled could be used as evidence during the drunken driving trial.
Appealing the conviction, Deputy Public Defender Zachary Mazer argued that the warning given to the Spanish speaker was said in English, and Cabanilla didn’t understand it.
Unless the judge could find that the defendant understood the consequences, the refusal shouldn’t have been used in court, he said.
Somebody had the nerve to bring up the obvious:
At oral arguments, Chief Justice Paul De Muniz asked the difference between someone who didn’t understand the warning because it was in a different language and someone too intoxicated to understand it at all.
“So the drunker you are, then you can deny the state the evidence?” he asked.
The constitutionality of requiring drivers to submit to roadside sobriety tests aside, one can easily see how “diversity” might cost lives the moment Spanish speakers realize they will not be held accountable for putting the rest of us at risk. What if the driver speaks only an obscure tribal language? Must the police have expert linguists on hand at all times? The demands of “diversity” ultimately make a mockery of our entire system of government and society.
Personally, I don’t care if Spanish speaking drivers understand the implications of their refusal to undergo a breath test. All they need to understand is to learn English or go back to wherever they came from – preferably the latter.