Taneytown Mulls English as Official L...

Taneytown Mulls English as Official Language

There are 5 comments on the WTOP-FM Washington story from Nov 7, 2006, titled Taneytown Mulls English as Official Language. In it, WTOP-FM Washington reports that:

Taneytown, a small city in Carroll County three miles from Pennsylvania, will consider a proposal to make English its official language at a City Council workshop Wednesday.

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Doris Taylor

Murrells Inlet, SC

#1 Nov 8, 2006
WELL DONE! YOU CAN'T UNDERSTAND ANYONE IN FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS OR ON THE PHONE.
Mike Shaners

Westminster, MD

#2 Nov 8, 2006
And you think this proposal will help you understand others better in what way? What does a proposal have to do with a heavily accented attempt at English?
Greg from Taneytown

Bronx, NY

#3 Nov 13, 2006
Why must the city make special arrangements for those that do not speak english during public meetings and hearings.
I am so sick and tired of the "U S" taking special care of people from other countries.
We need to start worying about our own citizens.
As a Taneytown resident I agree with the city council. I don't want my tax dollars going to an interpreter for 36 residents that refuse to speak english. They can send that money to my sons school and hire another teacher.
Kristie

San Diego, CA

#4 Nov 13, 2006
In California many of the job descriptions are for bilingual Spanish/English positions. I give your city alot of credit for doing something about it. Check out the video on illegal immigration www.house.gov/bilbray
Caroline from Baltimore

Westminster, MD

#5 Nov 15, 2006
Greg from Taney says... "I am so sick and tired...special care of people from other countries....need to worry about our own citizens..." Are you making the assumption that everyone who doesn't speak english is an illegal? Surely you jest! I have traveled extensively and every single country that I have ever been to has made accomodations for those that do not speak the native language. Why do so many Americans feel the need to divide and conquer? I guess I just don't get it...I certainly understand the need to stop illegal immigration, but I fail to see what this whole language debate has to do with it...Why not put your efforts into cracking down on illegal immigration instead of something as silly as this? Every single person who I have encountered that agrees with this type of decision comes off as racist in tone.

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