While the argument for English being declared Americas official language rumbles quietly in the background a case is going on in Arizona that may set the precedent for all arguments to come
In this case a woman seeking to run for City Council was deemed not to speak English with sufficient fluency to meet the State requirement for public office.
First I applaud Arizona for its stance on requiring fluency in English to hold public office. But the article leaves out information that I would really like to know the answer to. IF this woman is American by birth WHY did the education system fail so miserably in teaching her? If she is a naturalized citizen, why is the law not more specific in its determination of fluency? And finally if she is not a US citizen WTF is she doing running for office?
At any rate I go on record as voting for an amendment to the Constitution making English the official language, and fluency in that being an underlying requirement for ANY assistance from ANY Government agency or program, Local, State or Federal.
CNN’s poll of the day for the last couple is a question about whether or not you have taken steps to prepare for a weather disaster or not. 67% of the respondents had not. If they haven’t taken steps to insure their safety and survival it can be for only 2 reasons.
1) They don’t care. So why should my tax dollars go to helping bail their butts out when they get flooded, tornadoed. (thats now a word cus’ I said it) or whatever?
2) They figure it is up to State, Local or the Federal governments to “provide”. I reiterate my question.
The Federal Government echoes the desires of the people, although its response time to changing opinion is measured in eons. So maybe the problem isn’t the Government but the lazy no goodnik sittin’ in the chair next to you. Or maybe it is ourselves for not speakin up and raising enough hell?
What I can’t understand about this story is how the trial could have continued for the time that it has.
In my opinion……..wrap them in pigskins and put a bullet between their eys then ship them back to Afghanistan.
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Sometimes I love my friends’ sense of humor!
Some points to consider:
Back in 1961 people of color were called ‘Negroes.’ So how can the Obama ‘birth certificate’ state he is ‘African-American’ when the term wasn’t even used at that time?
The birth certificate that the White House released lists Obama’s birth as August 4, 1961. It also lists Barack Hussein Obama as his father. No big deal, right? At the time of Obama’s birth, it also shows that his father is aged 25 years old, and that Obama’s father was born in ” Kenya, East Africa “. This wouldn’t seem like anything of concern, except the fact that Kenya did not even exist until 1963, two whole years after Obama’s birth, and 27 years after his father’s birth. How could Obama’s father have been born in a country that did not yet exist? Up and until Kenya was formed in 1963, it was known as the “British East Africa Protectorate”. Resource: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Kenya
On the birth certificate released by the White House, the listed place of birth is “Kapi’olani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital”. This cannot be, because the hospital(s) in question in 1961 were called “KauiKeolani Children’s Hospital” and “Kapi’olani Maternity Home”, respectively. The name did not change to Kapi’olani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital until 1978, when these two hospitals merged. How can this particular name of the hospital be on a birth certificate dated 1961 if this name had not yet been applied to it until 1978? Resource: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kapi%27olani_Medical_Center_for_Women_%26_Children
Most of this info was sent to me in an email and the links that were offered did not work. So I did a little digging and found the info with links that do work.