Monday, July 17, 2006

Paul Ryan Ignores His Constituents

Cory wonders if Paul Ryan is just currying favor with Republican Reps by voting against bilingual ballots. Despite the growing Hispanic population in Rock and Walworth Counties Ryan took an English only position during the debate on the Voting Rights Act.

Is this a case of ambition outrunning service?


slammer said...

To become a citizen in this country you need to speak english correct? So why have bilingual ballots all "citizens" need to speak english.

Walton said...

To become a citizen, yes. However if you are born in the US, you are not required by law to be an English speaker even though you are a citizen.

That would be splitting hairs if it weren't for the millions of US Citizens born into non-English speaking families.