official english legislation

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Jun 1 06:27:11 UTC 2001

At 12:35 PM -0500 6/1/01, Mai Kuha wrote:
>On Fri, 1 Jun 2001, Jordan Rich wrote:
>>  >         `(a) UNIFORM LANGUAGE TESTING STANDARD- All citizens
>>should be able
>>  >to read and understand generally the English language text of the
>>  >Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Laws of the United
>>  >States made in pursuance of the Constitution.
>>  >
>>  Absolutely horrible.
>>  How can anyone vote for this in good conscience?
>>  Jordan
>This is a bit off-topic, but, now that you point out this part, I can't
>help wondering whether the average native speaker of American English can
>understand these texts.
Presumably this requirement will be used as a retroactive screening
for all current citizens.  It will certainly make it easier to count
the votes in the next election, since there will be so many fewer

More information about the Ads-l mailing list