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Thursday, April 27, 2006

Colorado Kills Plan To Make English Official Language

By Aussiegirl

If this article makes a lick of sense to you, you are a better man than I, Gunga Din! How is it that a constitutional amendment ratified by voters is suddenly deemed unenforceable by our esteemed lords and masters -- the supposed representatives of "da peeple"?

KCRA.com - National News - Colorado Kills Plan To Make English Official Language

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.


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