Tuesday, June 23, 2009

English-Only "Conferenece"

"English-only" legislation is something Republicans like to promote in order to divide the electorate in their favor. It's one of those issues that will always energize close-minded people, the kind that blame the economic crisis and unemployment on immigrants (this isn't a new phenomenon; such sentiments have been a fixture of our nation ever since immigrants began coming to our country).

But when ultra-conservative Pat Buchanan suggests, along with other conservative voices, that Republicans should actively support such legislation in order to regain seats in Congress, it may help to have mastered the language yourself.

While criticizing Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, Buchanan and other panelists suggested that Obama would force Americans to speak Spanish if English were not the official language -- all the while standing underneath a sign that read, "2009 National Conferenece."

Scare tactics won't help the conservative cause; and apparently, neither will spell check.

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