American English Again (June 12, 2006)

The movement to declare American English to be the official language reveals America’s increasing insecurity and desperation.  The movement may be harmless unless it includes some limitations on the use of other languages in law or commerce.  However, why allow more government intervention into our lives?  Let the markets decide.  If consumers desire an owners manual written in English, Spanish and Swahili, so be it.  The Chinese will respond to the demands of the market with little direction or resistance from their government.  We do not need any intervention from ours.  Immigrants learn English.  If the populace could reflect for a few minutes, there is one less problem to keep us awake at night.

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