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    This would be the core issue....

    Colorado Kills Plan To Make English Official Language

    POSTED: 6:59 am EDT April 26, 2006

    DENVER -- A Colorado House committee has killed a ballot proposal that would make English the official state language.

    Republican State Rep. Dave Schultheis, of Colorado Springs, Colo., said a constitutional amendment voters approved in 1988 that requires English only on state documents isn't enforceable. He told the House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee that he doesn't want the nation to become split by a language other than English.

    But the committee killed the referred measure on a 6-to-5 vote after opponents said they didn't need to learn English to be an American.

    The referred measure would have asked voters to require all state documents be printed only in English, unless other languages are required by the federal government. It would have exempted libraries and public schools.

    State-By-State

    Here's a list of 27 states with official English laws and the date implemented:

    Alabama (1990)
    Alaska (1998)
    Arkansas (1987)
    California (1986)
    Colorado (1988) Florida (1988)
    Georgia (1986 & 1996)
    Hawaii (1978)
    Illinois (1969)
    Indiana (1984)
    Iowa (2002)
    Kentucky (1984)
    Louisiana (1811)
    Massachusetts (1975)
    Mississippi (1987)
    Missouri (1998)
    Montana (1995)
    Nebraska (1920)
    New Hampshire (1995)
    North Carolina (1987)
    North Dakota (1987)
    South Carolina (1987)
    South Dakota (1995)
    Tennessee (1984)
    Utah (2000)
    Virginia (1981 & 1996) {I guess they forgot they had done this already?}
    Wyoming (1996)

    (Source: U.S. English Inc., a group dedicated to requiring the use of English to unify the country)

    Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press.


    I always thought English was the "offical" language of the US, with local smatterings of Spanish, Cajun (that really strange French) and maybe German, depending on specific areas.
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    Bunch of jingoistic racists.


    Pretty sad that the People's Republik of Massachusetts has an "official" language but panders to every freaking language that a person can speak. No wonder I will not move back there - and I am not the only one who left never to return.

    A nation, any nation, needs a single language in which to conduct business in across the board. It is a logistical necessity. But I am racist for feeling that way according to some people.
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    Ironically.. the universal language for air traffic controllers and the pilots they guide through their nation's airspace,, whether they be in Russia, China, Senegal, France, or anywhere else on this planet is.....

    (drum roll please!)

    English!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MalahatTwo7
    This would be the core issue....

    Colorado Kills Plan To Make English Official Language

    POSTED: 6:59 am EDT April 26, 2006

    DENVER -- A Colorado House committee has killed a ballot proposal that would make English the official state language.

    Republican State Rep. Dave Schultheis, of Colorado Springs, Colo., said a constitutional amendment voters approved in 1988 that requires English only on state documents isn't enforceable. He told the House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee that he doesn't want the nation to become split by a language other than English.

    But the committee killed the referred measure on a 6-to-5 vote after opponents said they didn't need to learn English to be an American.

    The referred measure would have asked voters to require all state documents be printed only in English, unless other languages are required by the federal government. It would have exempted libraries and public schools.

    State-By-State

    Here's a list of 27 states with official English laws and the date implemented:

    Alabama (1990)
    Alaska (1998)
    Arkansas (1987)
    California (1986)
    Colorado (1988) Florida (1988)
    Georgia (1986 & 1996)
    Hawaii (1978)
    Illinois (1969)
    Indiana (1984)
    Iowa (2002)
    Kentucky (1984)
    Louisiana (1811)
    Massachusetts (1975)
    Mississippi (1987)
    Missouri (1998)
    Montana (1995)
    Nebraska (1920)
    New Hampshire (1995)
    North Carolina (1987)
    North Dakota (1987)
    South Carolina (1987)
    South Dakota (1995)
    Tennessee (1984)
    Utah (2000)
    Virginia (1981 & 1996) {I guess they forgot they had done this already?}
    Wyoming (1996)

    (Source: U.S. English Inc., a group dedicated to requiring the use of English to unify the country)

    Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press.


    I always thought English was the "offical" language of the US, with local smatterings of Spanish, Cajun (that really strange French) and maybe German, depending on specific areas.
    I SPEAK CAJUN

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainGonzo
    Ironically.. the universal language for air traffic controllers and the pilots they guide through their nation's airspace,, whether they be in Russia, China, Senegal, France, or anywhere else on this planet is.....

    (drum roll please!)

    English!
    Which explains why there is no need for such legislation. It is an issue that essentially takes care of itself.
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