Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Spade votes against other languages

State Rep. Dudley Spade, D-Tipton, was one of 17 Democrats to join House Republicans in voting Tuesday to make English the official state language.
The legislation would not require state agencies to print documents in any language but English.
It's unclear how Lenawee County's and Adrian's large Spanish speaking population will react to Spade's stance on this in light of the nationwide debate over immigration reform.
According to the U.S. Census, Hispanics make up 7 percent of the county's population with 5.7 percent of them speaking a language other than English at home.
Rep. Jack Hoogendyk, a Kalamazoo Republican who was once voted the most conservative lawmaker in Michigan , sponsored the legislation.
"As a child of immigrants from the Netherlands I can attest to the benefits of learning English," Hoogendyk said in a statement .


Anonymous Anonymous said...

El inglés es la lengua oficial del negocio. Es una de las dos idiomas oficiales de los Naciones Unidas y de la OTAN. Debe ser la lengua oficial de América y de un requisito para la ciudadanía.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, at least we can join President Bush in singing the national anthem - in Spanish; at least when he was running in 2000. Typical election year B.S. from D.C.

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