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Milton J. Madison - An American Refugee Now Living in China, Where Liberty is Ascending

Federalism, Free Markets and the Liberty To Let One's Mind Wander. I Am Very Worried About the Fate of Liberty in the USA, Where Government is Taking people's Lives ____________________________________________________________________________________________ "Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice. Tolerance in the face of tyranny is no virtue." -Barry Goldwater-

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Democrats, Again, Play The Race Card....

Of course, since DemNOcrats have so little positive to add to any debate these days they feel compelled to take shots at Republicans by again playing race politics. Harry Reid, in a Senate speech, on the vote on symbolically making English the language of the United States, called the bill racist....
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.

And it's a bipartisan issue, according to the poll, which found that 92 percent of Republicans and 82 percent of Democrats approve making English the country's official language.
I suppose that having the Eagle being the symbol of the US is also 'racist' against all other birds.

I would like Harry Reid to be called to task to explain exactly how speaking English, or requiring people to speak English or symbolically calling English the national language in the functioning of official duties is racist. The French have required that French be used for all official duties and government functions and even have defined what words are to be officially adopted for use. I, for one, do not think that we have to go that far, since the French are trying to protect their dying language. But it makes sense that people understand that English IS the language that should be used in the US for its citizens.

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