All content, of both the original and this blog, is written from my point of view and is my opinion. I believe it to be accurate at the time it is written. ~ Kyle Prast, Brookfield resident since 1986

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

La ayuda hace inglés nuestra lengua oficial

?Puedes leer esto? La ayuda hace inglés nuestra lengua oficial

Translation: Can you read this? Help make English our official language.
(Actually, I can, but only because we’re taking Spanish this year.)

Have you noticed all the bilingual signs popping up all over? The new Lowe’s on 124th Street has almost all their signs in English and Spanish. That puzzled me at first, but then my son told me they needed to because so many of the contractors only speak Spanish. (If you have ever had any drywall work done, you probably would agree.)

I recently heard that Washington State offered its drivers license tests in 7 different languages! I’m trying to find out more about that, but I did see on their website that they offer the Driver study guide in 7 languages. Think about it, people driving around who don’t know enough English to study the practice questions for a driver’s license test? That sounds dangerous—the questions are pretty simple.

It is time to make English the official language of the United States. Who would ever have thought we would need to make English official? But according to an email alert from the AFA, “U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid...called a bill to make English our official language ‘racist’.”

The email went on to state that a Zogby poll showed that 84% said English should be the official language of government operations and 77% of Hispanics supported English as our official language.

There have been 28 states that made English their official language already. It would be better if our Congress would act and establish English as our official language. Contact our members of Congress and let them know what you think. You can send the email as is or write your own—don’t forget to put in a subject line.


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