[lg policy] Mr. Santorum and English-language policy in Puerto Rico

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Sun Mar 18 20:04:45 UTC 2012


 Mr. Santorum and English-language policy in Puerto Rico
by profvee <http://www.annettevee.com/2012spring_engcmp1551/author/profvee/>
Posted
on March 17, 2012<http://www.annettevee.com/2012spring_engcmp1551/2012/03/17/mr-santorum-and-english-language-policy/>

Mr. Santorum, campaigning in Puerto Rico this last week, said that he’d
love for Puerto Rico to become a state, but that they’d have to implement
an English language policy if they did.

Here’s a bit from the NY Times
story<http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/16/us/politics/santorum-addresses-firestorm-over-puerto-rico-remarks.html?src=recg>
:

*…if Puerto Rico opted to become a state, it would have to make English its
primary language.*

*“Like any other state, there has to be compliance with this and any other
federal law,” he told the newspaper El Vocero.*

*His remarks drew immediate criticism, and prompted one delegate who had
been pledged to him to quit, saying he was offended. There is no rule in
the Constitution requiring the adoption of English for the admittance of
new states, and the United States does not have an official language.*

Mr. Santorum, like many American citizens, appears to think that the US has
English as an official language.

http://www.annettevee.com/2012spring_engcmp1551/2012/03/17/mr-santorum-and-english-language-policy/




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