...have a better grasp on our history and traditions than the average immigrant?
I'm not so sure.
I see a vast, illiterate, third-world population right here at home with names like John and Frank, not Juan and Franco.
"The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves"
"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."