Sarah Brodsky

A letter in the Springfield News-Leader criticizes a recent editorial. The editorial argued against the proposed English-only amendment, stating that English is already Missouri's common language. Here's an excerpt from the letter:

It seems to me that we, the general public, could have been better served and educated by including a direct quote from the Missouri Constitution about official language. Yes, I can get a copy of the Constitution and read it. I haven't done so. How many of us would you expect to do so?

It's funny to hear this from someone who's complaining that immigrants ask for everything on a silver platter, forcing us to translate official documents for them because they won't take the initiative to learn English:

(I)t is a necessity for them to learn and use the English language if they are to become productive and successful citizens.

If they follow the lead of this writer, they'll just sit around waiting to be "served and educated."

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Sarah Brodsky

Sarah Brodsky