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    Re: State Senate approves bill banning language discrimination

    Enough is enough.... Oh, wait. Maybe it isn't. Sure, lets ban language discrimination, and we can implement the new law by redoing our street signs in Spanish, Mandarin, Farsi, Japanese, Swahili, Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Russian, Arabic, and Swedish. While we are at it, maybe there might be enough room on those signs for English too, please?
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    Re: State Senate approves bill banning language discrimination

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    I always found this "back to the founding fathers" argument quite absurd. There are many things that the founding fathers advocated that would seem absolutely ridiculous to support today, slavery being the most obvious example. I don't see you [JamesRage] opposing Obama's presidency on the grounds that he's black and belongs in the fields and not the Oval Office.



    Personally I don't really care about discussing the legislation, as it doesn't directly affect me and I'm really not interested in getting in the middle of such a typical liberal/conservative whinefest. I was merely responding to JamesRage's assertion that English is the US's national language and that everyone that lives in the US must learn English.

    However it is interesting now to note how hypocritical his position is, whereby he is against the legislation forcing businesses to cater to people that can't speak English under the guise of "freedom" (or whatever you would like to call it) but would support legislation forcing millions of people to learn English.



    The first female presidential candidate was Victoria Woodhull in 1872. However, the legitimacy of her candidacy was questioned because of her sex:

    "* She was a woman.

    This was the most cited legal impediment in the 19th century. Some of Woodhull's contemporaries believed that because she was a woman she was not a citizen and, therefore, not entitled to vote. Since the Constitution required that the President be a citizen, she would also be excluded from holding the office of President. Others believed women were citizens, but that the states had the right to limit the franchise to males only. Some Woodhull supporters believed that even if Woodhull could not vote legally, that would not have excluded her from running for public office. United States law has its roots in English common law, and under English common law, there was an established precedence of women holding public office."
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    The issue of citizenship could certainly be claims for supporting Hatuey's statement.
    Could be claimed but would be totally wrong. There is no Constitutional language forbiding women to be president.
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    Re: State Senate approves bill banning language discrimination

    Could be claimed but would be totally wrong. There is no Constitutional language forbiding women to be president.
    The constitutional language would in that case be that the US president has to be a US citizen.

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