From the AP:
WASHINGTON (May 19) - President George W. Bush supports two Senate proposals that English is the U.S. language and the "common and unifying language," White House spokesman Tony Snow said Friday.
This is a lame discussion and, in my opinion at least, merits no need for real debate. Considering the overwhelming majority of our media is printed or broadcast in English, and our governing bodies use English as the primary means of communication, I'm dubious of the intent of those proposals. I'm guessing the proposals have more to do with making some folks feel better just before voting season. (Which is a lot like deer season, but with more death and destruction.)
I'm chuckling today, though, because proposals to make English our "common and unifying language" are supported by a man who said:
Laura and I really don't realize how bright our children is sometimes until we get an objective analysis. (on CNBC, April 15, 2005)
The illiteracy level of our children are appalling. (speech on January 23, 2004)
Let me put it to you this way. I'm not a revengeful person. (Time, December 25, 2000)
One year ago today, the time for excuse-making has come to an end. (speech on January 8, 2003)