June 11, 2007

A Tip of the Hat to Senator McCain

In the New Hampshire Presidential debates the announcer asked the Republican candidates if any of them opposed making English the official language of the United States. The only one to step forward was Senator McCain, who not only pointed out that this is not a real issue, in that anyone who wants to advance economically is strongly motivated to learn English, but that the United States has treaty obligations to Indian tribes, such as the Navajos, who have their own languages and unproblematically conduct their affairs in them. Good for him!

Posted by Bill Poser at June 11, 2007 02:25 AM