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Given the latest protests about immigration I find that the Senate passing a bill to make "English" the National Language suspect.

According to the Washington Post the Senate approved the measure, 63 to 34, which directs the government to "preserve and enhance" the role of English, without altering current laws that require some government documents and services be provided in other languages.

You would think all the gay bashing, sending National Guard troops to the Mexican border (Bush just got done asking for a $1.95 billion budget request to deploy National Guard troops and 1,000 additional enforcement agents to the U.S.-Mexico border), and a war that is out of control would be enough bad press. Looks like they just stepped it up a notch.

Only nine Senate Democrats voted for the amendment and one Republican, Sen. Pete V. Domenici (N.M.), voted against it. Maryland's two Democratic senators voted against it, and Virginia's two GOP senators voted for it.

Senate Minority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) called the amendment "racist," and Sen. Ken Salazar (D-Colo.) dismissed it as divisive and anti-American. Damn straight. Who cares what the national language....err official language. Guess they forgot this is America the melting pot of diversity.

Read the whole thing here.

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