Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Only YOU can prevent romance languages!

Carpentersville, a suburb (of course) in Illinois, which is 40 percent Latino, has voted to fight the Latino Peril by making English the official language of government business. Trustee Judy Sigwalt, who spearheaded the measure that makes English the official language in business with the village, says that bilingualism "is what's tearing this country apart and my community." (Insert thunder sound effect here) Tearing the country apart. Apparently, that ambiance of fatalism that I was talking about yesterday is the official language of politics too! It might be a bit silly, but trustees acknowledge that the measure is mostly symbolic and isn't really intended to accomplish anything. Oh, well, that's good. Glad they had time for that then!

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