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‘Official English’ unneeded

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The "official English" initiative is not just a symbolic gesture. It's an initiative that would create unnecessary hassles.

Imagine you have been waiting in line at a government office for half an hour. What if the person in front of you doesn't speak English? Would you really prefer that government employees be prohibited from using any non-English forms or conducting business in any non-English language? What a waste of time for everyone.

The "official English" initiative won't make non-English speakers disappear. It will just make their lives (and ours) more difficult.

Vote no on "official English." Government is slow and inefficient enough as it is.

Rebekah Martindale