Saturday, May 20, 2006

English Only

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/18/AR2006051800242.html

I've talked about knee-jerk reactions here is an idea that might seem good but won't work in reality. The Senate passed a law making English the official language of the United States. Now again on paper that might be a good idea but here are a few questions I have:

1) Who is paying for this

2) Will there be "penalties" if you don't speak english

3) Who is going to go in and teach people who speak Spanish, Muslim, Itallian,Chinese or any other language to speak English.

Now the only thing is might just be a "symbolic gesture" or in other words lip service but I think these are legitimate questions.

2 comments:

Robert E Wilson said...

Agreed.

Erik said...

Wait that's two things we agree on. What's wrong?