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    Re: Santorum: English must be adopted by Puerto Rico

    I honestly expected him to say: "if English was good enough for Jesus, then it's good enough for everyone else!"
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    Re: Santorum: English must be adopted by Puerto Rico

    To be fair to Santorum and others that believe English should be the U.S. official language, lots and lots of other countries have official languages.
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    Re: Santorum: English must be adopted by Puerto Rico

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    We need to stick to the failure that is Obama administration policy, and stop with the social agenda stuff that liberals will pick apart and misrepresent.

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    Re: Santorum: English must be adopted by Puerto Rico

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I agree with Santorum on this.If Puerto Rico wants to be a state then it's citizens should adopt english as its official language.

    No one is asking that they speak like a grammar fag/nazi, a anal retentive english teacher or a english language text book.Because real people don't talk like that.
    Since the United States itself has not adopted English as its official language, why should we make Puerto Rico do it?

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    Re: Santorum: English must be adopted by Puerto Rico

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    To be fair to Santorum and others that believe English should be the U.S. official language, lots and lots of other countries have official languages.
    Yes, they do - and I don't have much of a problem with English being adopted as the official language of the United States. However, until it is it seems a little strange to want Puerto Rico to adopt it before they're allowed to become a state. Not that Puerto Rico will ever become a state. The Republicans will never allow it.

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    Re: Santorum: English must be adopted by Puerto Rico

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    To be fair to Santorum and others that believe English should be the U.S. official language, lots and lots of other countries have official languages.
    He did not say the US should have an official language, he said it was a requirement for statehood, which it is not.
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    Re: Santorum: English must be adopted by Puerto Rico

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    We need to stick to the failure that is Obama administration policy, and stop with the social agenda stuff that liberals will pick apart and misrepresent.

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    Yea, how dare we criticize people with an R next to their name....


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    Re: Santorum: English must be adopted by Puerto Rico

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Santorum: English must be adopted by Puerto Rico

    Uh oh, looks like Rick's making up laws. Unless I missed the part of the Constitution where it set forth speaking English as a requirement for statehood.

    (Cue the Rickbots in 3,2,1...)
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    Re: Santorum: English must be adopted by Puerto Rico

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    Yes, they do - and I don't have much of a problem with English being adopted as the official language of the United States. However, until it is it seems a little strange to want Puerto Rico to adopt it before they're allowed to become a state. Not that Puerto Rico will ever become a state. The Republicans will never allow it.
    The Republicans will allow it, I think the more radical elements may have a problem with it.

    Adopting English as the official language strikes me like the photo ID requirement -- what problem, exactly, is it solving? Why is the party of "small government" wanting to make unnecessary laws?


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    Re: Santorum: English must be adopted by Puerto Rico

    California adopted English as the official language several years ago, and what difference do you think it made?
    Let's see... ads in Spanish, signs in Spanish (often misspelled, but still Spanish), "para Espanol, oprima el 2" is still heard from the phone robots, election materials come in English and Spanish... in short, no difference at all.
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