Friday, May 19, 2006

English as the "Official" language

Here we go again with the "Racist" comments from Sen. MINORITY leader Harry Reid on the English as our official Language here:
"This amendment is racist. I think it's directed basically to people who speak Spanish," the Democrat said during the already tense debate over immigration reform.
Moments later, the Senate approved the measure on a 63-34 vote. Virtually all Republicans were joined by 11 Democrats to approve the largely symbolic amendment. Immediately following that vote, the Senate approved a second amendment, declaring on a 58-39 vote that English is the "common and unifying language."
Such proposals enjoy overwhelming support among American voters.
A poll by Zogby International earlier this year found that 84 percent of Americans say English should be the official language of government operations. The same poll found that 77 percent of Hispanics agree.

I'm sorry. Our schools are suffering because we have to take on these Illegal Immigrants (another racist term!) who don't learn the language. English as an official language legitimizes it and lets those know who are coming to our country you NEED to learn it! Some of the Fullerton Public schools are spending 30 minutes a day with NON English speakers teaching them ENGLISH. My poor ENGLISH speaking children have to keep themselves Busy while the Teachers spend time with the NON-English speakers. Pathetic.

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