W.Va. Makes English Its Official Language
A lot of people are not going to agree with this but I think it’s great.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Two days after the end of the legislative session, state lawmakers are discovering something few were aware of: They voted to make English the official language of West Virginia.
The language amendment was quietly inserted into a bill addressing the number of members that cities can appoint to boards of parks and recreation. Among mundane details about record-keeping, the amendment adds the provision that “English shall be the official language of the State of West Virginia.”
Efforts to make English the state’s official language have been introduced annually since the late 1990s. A group called U.S. English has championed the cause.
Andrew Schneider, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia, said English-only laws are based on the false premise that immigrants will not learn English without government coercion.
Coercion?? What a ridiculous charge and only goes to show how the ACLU can only thrive by keeping minorities and immigrants from fully reaching their potential.
Decent paying jobs are hard to come in our state even if you are educated and able to speak the language. That’s why many of us are forced to drive long distances out of state to find employment.
The ACLU should just admit that in their view immigrants are worthy of only 2 things, either apple picking or welfare because without language skills that is all that is available.