Lino Lakes council member wants Engli...

Lino Lakes council member wants English-only measure

There are 42 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jun 23, 2010, titled Lino Lakes council member wants English-only measure. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

A city official in one Twin Cities suburb wants an English-only declaration that he says will save on city printing costs.

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Tooner

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Jun 23, 2010
Well this is simple! Let the ACLU asborb the costs of the extra printing!
US Citizen

Hastings, MN

#2 Jun 23, 2010
Go get 'em, Dave. If you can set a precedence on this, others will follow and we can cut costs across all local government. you have my vote.
Home Grown

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Jun 23, 2010
You have my vote too...this country is spending way to much money on interpreters and as in this article paper to print in different languages.
Lino Resident

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Jun 23, 2010
Agreed Tooner, Let the ACLU pay for it!
Otherwise, if you're here legally, welcome, but learn english like all immigrants before you did.
R Peltier

Delano, MN

#6 Jun 23, 2010
YES! YES! A thousand times yes.
R Peltier

Delano, MN

#7 Jun 23, 2010
I know I'm not in Chicago, but can I vote that many times here?
Ms Sick and Tired of Em

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Jun 23, 2010
It's about time somebody steps up to the plate and does something about this - maybe the whole USA should think about it - don't let anybody else in - they are taking our jobs and stinking up our country......the USA was fine before we started letting all the illegals in!!!!!!!!!!
J Anderson

Hugo, MN

#9 Jun 23, 2010
Its amazing. When people came to this country years ago, they were required to learn, speak, and write in English. My Great-Grandparents did it. I think this official has the right idea. You are in the United States. Our language is English. Learn it and use it. If you don't like it, then return to wherever you are from, and you can continue to speak the language you prefer.
Always Right

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Jun 23, 2010
NO! I will not presh 2 for English!!
So sick of accommodating non-english speakers in AMERICA!
I like Dave.:)
What Are We Doing

Philadelphia, PA

#11 Jun 23, 2010
"ACLU spokesman Chuck Samuelson says it's part of an anti-immigration trend around the country."

Chuck intentionally left out one little word in his comment: illegal. The furor that is growing in the country is against illegal immigration. I'm so tired of that little concept being ignored by the proponents of not enforcing our immigration laws. We don't want to build a wall on the border. We don't want to offend Mexico or the Hispanic community by building one. We really don't want to actively deport illegals. I wish I knew what our immigration policy is. Most people know that deporting all illegal immgrants is not feasible. So, what I hear from most is that Congress should come up with some kind of amnesty for those already here and then tighten up the border. It would seem that the current administration only wants to pursue one of those objectives. Congress and the President need to get off the fence and solve this issue. You are elected to make these tough decisions. Make them!

As far as printing government docs in different languages, I have one question. Could an American move anywhere in the world and expect that country's government to officially adopt English? No. Why should the opposite be true?
38bud

Elk River, MN

#12 Jun 23, 2010
I ABSOLUTELY agree with this guy just think of all the money being wasted on serving these illegals. Learn the language and get documented and welcome if not get out and quit complaining if I could vote for this guy I would and more like him
JimBob

Saint Paul, MN

#13 Jun 23, 2010
too bad the native americans let you all in here, but then again, they didn't have a choice, did they? why don't you all just sail back to where you came from?
Patrick from Blaine

United States

#14 Jun 23, 2010
JimBob,

Why do you hate this country so much? Your comment is massviely ignornant!
Catcher InTheRye

Minneapolis, MN

#15 Jun 23, 2010
We need AZ-style illegal alien laws in MN!
The Warden

Philadelphia, PA

#16 Jun 23, 2010
JimBob wrote:
too bad the native americans let you all in here, but then again, they didn't have a choice, did they? why don't you all just sail back to where you came from?
Someone will be around real soon to give you your meds. Just watch some Spongebob in the meantime.
Spell Checker

Saint Paul, MN

#17 Jun 23, 2010
Patrick from Blaine wrote:
JimBob,
Why do you hate this country so much? Your comment is massviely ignornant!
That's hilarious Patrick. Did you purposely misspell "massively ignorant"!
numbers

Saint Paul, MN

#18 Jun 23, 2010
how much will this measure actually save in printing costs?
Bob

Hastings, MN

#19 Jun 23, 2010
Great idea Dave stick to your guns!

Learn English people or leave now.
timing is everything

Minneapolis, MN

#20 Jun 23, 2010
While I agree with this in principle, what do you think the chances are that this guy is up for re-election? Taking on the FEDERAL issue of immigration in Lino Lakes seems to be a lot about chest-thumping and steering public perception for elections as much as anything. Don't give him too much credit. I live adjacent to Lino and can't say I've noticed any "illegals" running rampant. Most of the people this would affect are probably locked up in the Lino PRISON right now anyway, ironically.
Drunkoncouch

Minneapolis, MN

#21 Jun 23, 2010
numbers wrote:
how much will this measure actually save in printing costs?
Its the trees that are priceless.

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