Texas Liberal

All People Matter

English As Official Language Will Never Work

Some think English should be the official language of the United States. The reality in communities across the nation is something much different.  

The City of Houston recently sent residents a pamphlet about how to prevent plumbing blockages and sanitary sewer overflows. The pamphlet is written in both English and Spanish. Houston city officials understood that to stop people from putting bad stuff in the sewers; it would require actually communicating with the people who live here.  

Right-wingers can go on and on about English this and English that. The bottom line is that millions of people in the United States speak Spanish. We must have options for interacting with these folks beyond demonizing them or ignoring them. 

September 6, 2006 - Posted by | Houston, Immigration, Politics

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