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Arizona Supreme Court Affirms Ruling Barring Woman From City Council Due To Lack Of English Proficiency

February 9, 2012 by  

Arizona Supreme Court Affirms Ruling Barring Woman From City Council Due To Lack Of English Proficiency

The Arizona Supreme Court affirmed a ruling that had barred a woman from running for a city council seat due to the fact that she was unable to speak English at a proficient level, The Associated Press reported.

According to the news outlet, the State’s highest court ruled that Alejandrina Cabrera should not be allowed to appear on the ballot for the March 13 election in San Luis, but failed to list a reason for the decision. A spokeswoman from the court noted that a full written ruling will be released at a later date.

The AP reported that the case attracted widespread attention after Mayor Juan Carlos Escamilla filed a court action that asked for a determination of whether Cabrera has the necessary English skills required of the position.

The Los Angeles Times reported that Cabrera acknowledged that her understanding of English is weak, but she noted that she knew enough of the language to represent San Luis. Up to 99 percent of the town’s residents are Latino, and Spanish is reportedly spoken throughout the city.

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  • JimO

    This standard (being able to communicate clearly in English) should be applied to all jobs — but especially to college instructors (Professors, Associate Professors, Teaching Assistants, etc.).

    • Robert Smith

      Same for students and anyone who has to deal with the public in general.

      Rob

      • s c

        Careful, r s, you’re making sense today. I thought that high crime was punishable by excommunication and no longer having access to that ‘special’ elixir that card-carrying utopians are obligated to swill daily.

        • Robert Smith

          You really don’t know me. It’s that simple.

          Try looking at things from an individual freedom point of view.

          Free to choose what guns I own (if any).

          Free to choose what recreational drugs I use (if any).

          Free to choose a dignified death (or not).

          That others are free to live their lives as they want, particularly for minorities, women, American Indians, gays, etc.

          Who can honestly oppose freedoms in America without looking like a jerk?

          Rob

          • APN

            Well Rob, does that include the freedom to worship OUR GOD without being persecuted by GOD haters like yourself?

            Does that include our freedom to express our opinion on perverted behaviors like a man sleeping with another man or a dog?

            Does that FREEDOM include not having to pay for YOUR drug habits or the illegitimate kids produced by drug heads?

            Will this be FREEDOM from having to FEED a lazy dope head that spends more time trying to get females high on POT so they can get more some “Free” sex thus creating more children to be slaves to this “Progressive” mindset?

            Just curious?

            PS> I think you are the typical LAZY rebellious pot head that has FREEDOM by self-reliance and personal responsibility mixed up with freedom to do just exactly as you please regardless of the consequences to your fellow human being. Sounds a little “Godless” to me.

          • Eugene Sevene

            Go to any other country and fit in without speaking the language of that country. I have had tella-marketers call me and I just hang up because I can’t understand what they are saying. I go to your country I have to learn your language. You come to my country, you learn my language or go back where you came from. Not hard to understand.

          • Joe H.

            eugene,
            Even worse, call tech support for your computer and try to fix a problem!!! Whatsa matta meestor you done spek englis???

          • http://naver samurai

            Right on APN! FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

          • APN

            Thanks Samurai, Good to see another fellow GOD loving American Patriot!

            This is where I stand on the issue of all these GOD hating, constitutional hating, American hating, dope smoking progressive Marxists: (I think that covers them pretty well)

            This IS my country, given to me by the GRACE OF GOD, and I will FIGHT for it against both foreign and domestic ENEMIES. If you hate MY country, then you are the enemy. I see no difference in you and a terrorist. I have many family members who are currently serving to protect MY country and I have family members who have paid the ultimate price to protect MY FREEDOMS. I will do the same if necessary, so take your ANTI-GOD American hating crap and shove it up your nose.

            Ain’t Skeered.

          • Robert Smith

            Here’s APN going at it. Let’s watch; “Well Rob, does that include the freedom to worship OUR GOD without being persecuted by GOD haters like yourself?”

            Sure, just keep you god to yourself. He has zero say in anyoneople us ‘s life except those who are committed to him. You use him to mess with the lives of others and you will generate hate just as you do if you are messing with someone’s life without him. Actually I think a lot of hateful people us their god as an excuse for their actions.

            “Does that include our freedom to express our opinion on perverted behaviors like a man sleeping with another man or a dog?”

            I know of nobody who… Actually I do know some folks who allow the dog on the bed but it isn’t for sex. Oh well. Lost that argument.

            But if you insist that you need a law to keep your kid from marrying the dog next door you are abusing gays in an attempt to control your kid.

            “Does that FREEDOM include not having to pay for YOUR drug habits or the illegitimate kids produced by drug heads?”

            ROFL… You sure have lots of hate for others, don’t you?

            And the rest is just gratuitous nasty right wing propaganda.

            Rob

          • APN

            Robbert said: Sure, just keep you god to yourself. He has zero say in anyoneople us ‘s

            Your response is very revealing. Has chemicals written all over it.

      • rafael

        and that ILLEGAL ALIENS ARE ILLEGAL and ILLEGAL ALIENS GET THE HELL OUT OF MY LAND , and WE SPEAK ENGLISH and HOW STATES CAN GIVE A DRIVER LICENCE TO AN INDIVIDUAL THAT DOES NOT SPEAK ENGLISH ???? HOW DOES THIS INDIVIDUAL UNDERSTAND * Left Turn Only * or*LEFT LANE FOR PASSING ONLY*
        Just Leave it to the RETARDED IMBECILES in Charge or the Kiss Assea to Illegals.

        • Robert Smith

          The key word to pay attention to is “illegal.”

          We need common sense laws on the books, not hysteria legislated.

          Rob

          • APN

            We need to follow article 4 section 4 of the constitution.

            Or does that pesky little founding document confuse you as much as it does the folks in Washington?

          • s c

            You brought it up, r. HOW and WHY does it take so long for certain people to realize that 99% of the laws passed in the last 3+ years are best categorized as HYSTERICAL? Your teachers didn’t do you any favors by letting you slide through school.
            WHAT the flying ____ do you NOT understand about common sense? If you think Obummer is an example of someone who has mastered common sense (or those RETARDS in Congress), then YOU are going to have one hell of an uphill battle in re-learning the
            language, comrade.
            WHERE the flying _____ did you go to school and WHY did they let you out?

          • Sirian

            s c,
            It continues to show up as to why “common sense” has been placed on the “Endangered Species” list. Common sense has been replaced over the past three decades with participation certificates and trophies. Try to imagine how they react when they have to suffer through a power outage in the middle of an ice storm. . . :) Oh yeah, I know, global warming is the cause of all ice storms. LOL!!!

          • http://naver samurai

            You mean like the laws that support abortion and queer marriage? They are against what they majority of Americans want. Ergo, they were passed for the hysterical vocal minority. Thanks for agreeing with me Rob. I think you’re starting to see the light. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

          • Robert Smith

            s c says: “99% of the laws passed in the last 3+ years are best categorized as HYSTERICAL? ”

            That’s because the only laws passed are the ones the right wing Republicans allow to pass, or originate themsdelves.

            Rob

          • Robert Smith

            samurai asks about: “You mean like the laws that support abortion and queer marriage?”

            There aren’t any “laws” put on the books regarding either of them that are to “encourage” them. BAD bigoted laws preventing freedoms in America have been REMOVED from the books.

            Rob

  • Vigilant

    And here’s the rest of the story, from http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/02/08/arizona-supreme-court-affirms-ruling-barring-woman-from-running-for-city/ :

    “State law requires elected officials to know English, but Cabrera’s attorneys claimed the law doesn’t define proficiency in the language.”

    And, “Yuma County Superior Court Judge John Nelson ruled on Jan. 27 to strike Cabrera’s name from the ballot. Her attorneys appealed to the Arizona Supreme Court three days later and asked for an expedited ruing because of a deadline for printing the election ballots.

    “Cabrera, who last year launched two unsuccessful attempts to recall Escamilla as mayor, was one of 10 candidates who filed petitions to run for the council.

    “Nelson’s ruling was based on tests administered by a sociolinguistics expert, as well as Cabrera’s inability to respond to questions posed to her in English at a hearing.

    “The action against Cabrera also stemmed from a Dec. 14 complaint made by former mayor Guillermina Fuentes that Cabrera isn’t fluent in English, according to The Sun.

    “Fuentes claimed she has acted as an interpreter for Cabrera.

    “Sociolinguistics expert William Eggington presented the court with results of three different tests he administered to Cabrera, who graduated from Kofa High School in Yuma. One measured her English-speaking skill, another was to determine if she reads the language, and the third was to assess her level of English comprehension.

    “Eggington’s report said Cabrera’s English skills did not meet the level of language proficiency needed to serve on the council.”

    • Disgusted

      Well the “rest of the story” actually raises even more questions/concerns. If she graduated hight school here how is she not proficient in the English language? This is at the heart of the real issue. We allow too many places to place other languages over English – can you say “press one for spanish – press two for english”! Equal rights and discrimination should not include language – everyone in AMERICA should speak its language – learn it or go home to where they do speak the language you know.

      • Antonio

        She probably graduated high school without being proficient in English, because schools get sued if they fail a minority for not speaking English. They get sued for discrimination; so schools are pretty much scared to try and really teach someone and hold them back a year.
        Abolish all the damn discrimination laws, seriously.

  • Jim

    Ok,
    I know the word “hola”

    I guess I should run for president in Mexico

    • Joe H.

      Jim,
      Only if you don’t want to own beachfront property!! THEIR constitution FORBIDS IT!! only in our country can you own ANY property without becoming a citizen!!!

      • Chris

        That is not true. You can buy /own property all around the world and not be a citizen of the country where you buy.

        • libertytrain

          Chris, I don’t believe you are correct either. There are different rules in different places.

        • Joe H.

          Chris,
          Mexicos constitution forbids any but citizens to own beachfront property! Check it out! A lot of the south american countries have the same laws as they are worried about illegal action on their shores!

    • Bev

      I know the words taco, el pollo loco, chimichanga, flauta, chile relleno, and lots of good eats in Spanish. Does this qualify me to run for Pres in Mexico.

  • Gringo Infidel

    If one cannot speak and understand the language of where they are then she are obviously disadvantaged.

    It is called incentive – learn it or remain marginalized.

    If you EXPECT society to change to you, they you are misguided. Of course it was worth a try as in some parts of this country this has occurred (think Miami, FL where it appears that you have left the US due to signs even at the airport that are in Spanish first)

    This needs to be rolled back.

    Good call Az. Supreme Court

    • APN

      Yep!

      It’s time to take a stand or lose our country. That’s just the way I see it.

  • JJM

    Well done. In her case she would need good skills in Spanish and English. Good example for need for a declared national language!! Eliminate the expense of multinational signs, documents, ballots, etc. Hard to file your instruction manuals because less than 1/4 of them are in English??

    • c.w.s.

      Up over my desk at work I had a small poster of John Wayne, American flag in the background, with the phrase “Now just WHY IN HELL do I have to press “1″ for English”…

    • http://norman@cates-family.com Norman F.

      Hey JMM!
      Throughout the world the founding documents are written in the language that is accepted as the National Language. Go to Mexico and try to get along speaking only American English. The Declaration of Independence and United States Constitution are written in English, so there should be no question concerning the national language.

      Early immigrants insisted that their children speak only English as it was taught in school, and they learned it from their kids. But they came here to be Americans living in the United States, not maintaining their original lifestyles and languages. It was a good time to be living in this country as everyone was proud to be here.

      • MRMO

        MY MOTHER CAME TO AMERICA AS A WAR BRIDE FROM ITALY. SHE WAS PROUD TO HAVE LEARNED ENGLISH AND BECOME AN AMERICAN. ONCE WE KIDS STARTED SCHOOL WE WERE SPOKEN TO IN ENGLISH ONLY, WHEN WE WENT OUT ONLY ENGLISH WAS SPOKEN BETWEEN HER AND HER FRIENDS FROM ITALY (THEY LEARNED ENGLISH ALSO AND WERE PROUD TO BE AMERICANS)!!! THE ONLY TIME ITALIAN WAS SPOKEN WAS WHEN THEY GOT TOGEATHER TO PLAY CARDS IN A PRIVET HOME. THE PROBLEM IS THAT TO MANY PEOPLE ARE COMING HERE FOR THE BENEFITS, BUT DO NOT WANT TO GIVE UP THERE OLD COUNTRIES WAYS. WE MAYBE THE LAND OF THE FREE BUT WE NEED A STANDARD TO LIVE BY. IF THEY WANT TO KEEP ALL THERE OLD WAYS THAN SHOULD GO BACK WHERE THEY CAME FROM.. I AM TIRED OF HEARING “IN MY COUNTRY” FROM THE (INSERT THE COUNTRY) SO CALLED AMERICANS!!!!

        • Joe H.

          MRMO,
          I have a first generation American friend that immigrated here in the sixties from Italy, He was a trucker over there and spoke SEVEN different languages. Here he speaks only english, with an accent, but only english! the only exception I’ve ever heard was when a new immigrant asked a question that he understood. He answered the question and then told the guy to take classes to learn english as he was now an AMERICAN!!

        • Bev

          I get your point there, but did you know that typing in all caps is the same as ‘SCREAMING’.

  • Sirian

    This issue has been brought forward before but Congress will not follow through with promoting an amendment that would make “English” the official national language. Thank God the Arizona Supreme court held up that decision. If it had not, no telling how many other Hispanic/Latino possible candidates would emerge and start raising hell over it. Texas, Florida, New York, who knows which one is next. Uh Oh, wait a sec, where’s HOLDER? HOLDER isn’t going to sue the state of Arizona over this??? Well oh well oh well. . .

    • Vigilant

      “Thank God the Arizona Supreme court held up that decision.”

      Sirian, you can bet this’ll go to the 9th Circuit (which will overturn it), and thence to the SCOTUS which will then reverse the 9th, one more of the 85% of the 9th Circuit’s overturned decisions.

      • Chris

        You guys better watch out— Congress may give Arizona, New Mexico, and Southern California back to Mexico. That would solve the immigration problem in the southwest and you guys would all have to learn Spanish. :)

  • c.w.s.

    Back in the 80s, during the Reagan administration there was a bill in Congress to make ENGLISH the official language of the US. It was defeated. There is no official language in these United States, so there could possibly be some ramifications from this decision. I suspect the bliss-a-ninnies at the ACLU will be lining up to take this case.

    I believe we should have a law requiring English as our official language, however because there is not, new citizens may elect to have the oath of allegiance, required to gain naturalized citizenship, delivered in their native tongues, NOT English. Of course, most of us actually speak American and technically not English, but that is splitting hairs.

    That said, with the way the economy is going, we may all want to start learning Putonghua…(the ‘common’ speech of China) for when they come to collect the debt….

    • Joe H.

      cws,
      and when they come to collect we should tell them, IN ENGLISH, to kiss our collective azzes!!

    • Bev

      Believe it not our founding father’s had a discussion on what should be our national language and here’s the kicker: it was either English or German. If you don’t believe me, look it up.

      • Jan

        Yes, German came very close to being our national language, there was a very anti British feeling after the American Revolution. German was the second dominate language here.

  • CJM

    English is our primary language. If the lady wants to run for an office where there are at least 7 different languages listed as primary, then she should move to Switzerland! I don’t feel sorry for her; had she paid attention while in school, she would have learned English. My guess is that her family is illegally in the US and has been squatting here for a few years and she has learned to thumb her nose at our laws, Constitution, etc. Furthermore, if she needs an interpreter for daily conversations, then she should not leave San Luis!!!

  • Larry

    It’s still America where English is the language.

    • Roy

      Yes Larry and weneed to keep it that way and GOD as our Ruler and i don’t mean Obama.

      • Robert Smith

        What language does a burning bush speak?

        Rob

        • APN

          No need to explain it to you Rob, You’re too busy wrapped up in your little “Earthly” existence.

          • Joe H.

            APN,
            I think that would be his little oblivion!!!

        • http://naver samurai

          SSDD, eh Rob? Can you ever quit showing your ignorance of the Almighty on this site? Just think on November 22, 2010, you said you were a protestant. Sure don’t sound like it to me. Good post Roy. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

          • Robert Smith

            Quit lying samurai; “Just think on November 22, 2010, you said you were a protestant.”

            I nver said any such thing because I’m not.

            Rob

    • Elaine

      Larry, this was such a “no brainer.”
      English! People, English!

  • s c

    GO, Arizona, GO! It is ILLOGICAL to expect a nation to survive if the main priority is to turn it into a fricking Tower of Babel. I guess this proves that SANITY is not yet dead in America.
    Frankly, I don’t care if Alejandrina Cabrera is a fine woman and a credit to her community and she’s a candidate for sainthood. IF SHE CAN’T COMMUNICATE VIA THE English LANGUAGE, SHE MUST LEARN!
    Most of you aren’t familiar with that part of the country. People, this is NOT a popularity contest. Being able to speak English is a REQUIREMENT. Anyone who wants to speak another language and not learn English needs to move to the country where a preferred language is spoken.
    Look at what poor language skills have done to America. We are INFESTED with people who have TITLES, but they refuse to communicate in English. We have JUDGES and elected vermin who speak non-English and pc crapola, and we even have ‘Biden-speakers.’ It has severely damaged America. We have people in Congress who think it’s a waste of time to READ and UNDERSTAND legislation before they pass those damned laws!
    We’re stuck with a prez who speaks Obummerese, but CAN”T define transparency, character, budget, or hope-and-change. English is America’s language. If you speak other languages in addition to English, good for you. BUT, NEVER forget that ENGLISH is our language. If you’re an ‘educator’ who thinks being brainwashed and pc makes you a ‘good American,’ please LEAVE America and find a country that has low standards for adults. GO, Arizona, GO!
    Kofa H S, change your ways, and unload your English-hating non-educators, too.

    • brianS

      Once again sc and 45caliber have nailed it. Multi-culturalism is another socialist failure. My point is why be in someone else country and try to make it like the sh#t country you left. If it was that good why leave. I can only say F#@k off and go home.

  • JoMama

    Hooray!! The demanding Latina DID NOT get what she demanded!!
    Chalk one up for the little guy!! The legal, AMERICAN, English-speaking little guy!!

  • bernadine

    this is America the language is ENGLISH. If they do not want to learn our language and use it proficiently.they should not have high office work. the whole community needs to learn our language. that was the law fo this country when my Great grand parents came here. sould not be any diferent today.

    • MRMO

      I’M WITH YOU BERNADINE.. I WORKED A SHOPPING CENTER JUST OUT SIDE CHICAGO FOR 30 YEARS. WHEN I STARTED I LOVED MY JOB, ONLY RARELY DID YOU NOT HEAR ENGLISH , AND THEY WERE VISITORS TO ARE COUNTRY FOR THE MOST PART . WHEN I WAS LET GO DUE TO ECONOMICS, I CONSIDERED IT A GOOD DAY WHEN I HAD HEARD SOME PEOPLE SPEAKING ENGLISH. I CANNOT TELL YOU HOW OFTEN PEOPLE WOULD COME UP TO ME AND SAY THE COUNTRY THEY CAME FROM TO SEE IF I COULD TRANSLATE FOR THEM. THEY NEED TO LEARN THE LANGUAGE OR GO BACK WHERE THEY CAME FROM. BLANE THE GOVERNMENT FOR NOT ENFORCING THE LAWS WE HAVE. WE DO NOT NEED NEW ONES FOR THEM TO BLOW OFF AS WELL !!!!

      • Joe H.

        MRMO,
        Paul Rodriguez the commedien stated the Mexican way of looking at it best. Seems he was on an elevator and happened to hear two Vietnamese speaking in vietnamese. He looked at them and said” HEY! you’re in america now!! Learn to speak the language, Speak SPANISH!!!!

  • Chuck

    The mere fact that this is being questioned tells me that something is wrong with our Government! This is the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA! And if you are going to work for our Gvernment you should know our LANGUAGE!

  • CHUCK T

    If you want to live in our wonderful country,speak and understand English.My father was an imigrant from Italy,but he learned English.Obama’s illegal relatives learned English enough to scam the welfare and Social Security system,I guess they now speak English.

  • gunner 689

    She sounds like some of my college profs. I had to pay good money to sit in classes where some third world hired prof. would prattle on in bare desernable broken English about how terribe America is. When is this PC crap ever going to end?

    • Robert Smith

      gunner asks: “When is this PC crap ever going to end?”

      It may have ended if you and some other students had gone to the Dean of whatever department it was and let that person know that YOUR education was suffering because you couldn’t understand the words comming out of the mouth of the professor, and some of those you could understand were hateful towards America enough to distract you from learning whatever subject it was.

      But apparently you didn’t do that.

      Rob

      • Joe H.

        robbie,
        I know a couple that did in Adrian college when an Indian prof was barely discernable. The dean said sorry he’s been here too long to do anything about it! seems he had tenure!!!

        • Robert Smith

          That should be corrected. Tenyor is NOT to protect those who can’t communicate it’s to protect free speech and thoght.

          Rob

          • Joe H.

            Only in your little dream world robbie, only in your little dream world!!!

        • APN

          Robert said: That should be corrected. Tenyor is NOT to protect those who can’t communicate it’s to protect free speech and thoght.
          _____________________________________________________________________

          Are those chemicals getting the best of you?

          _____________________________________________________

          Joeh, I think you nailed it with the “Dream World” comment to RS.

  • http://none Henry Stumpf

    Make ENGLISH our official language and a lot of problems will vanish !!!

  • Ted Crawford

    The country is America, the language is English, one should at least aquire a working knowledge of it to accept a position of governance!

  • ranger hall

    WELL What do you Know. THREE CHEERS for the AZ court. But People the MAYOR is Mexican, The City of SAN LUIS is 90% Mexican. WE know how this is going to turn out. Wonder how many are LEGAL CITIZENS.
    Every Piece of Paper PRINTED BY OUR GOVT, And now getting in to the Private Sector, Has to SPEND TWICE THE AMOUNT OF MONEY for Printing by adding MEXICAN. I remember that People to be come CITIZENS had 3-5 years to learn ENGLISH. I know some Mexicans that have been here 20 years and cannot speak English. OH WELL soon the NationaL Lang. will be MEXICAN. And WE will be REQUIRED to Learn it.

  • ranger hall

    NICE Everyone, BUT the POLITICIANS will NOT Stand behind ENGLISH, SEE they want all those VOTES. AND WE PAY FOR IT. SOON there will not be many real Americans LEFT, Then it will not matter, SO if you want changes get off your lazy Butts and do something about it NOW.

  • Trashman

    Making English the official language of the United States would be a step in the right direction. But remember, “WE THE PEOPLE” are responsible for electing the politicians who do not do what they were elected to do. Ever hear of money sucking leaches? Which brings up my main, eternal point:

    Remember this: 2012 Time to take out the Trash.

    • Joe H.

      Trashman,
      YUP! RON PAUL/ANDREW NAPOLITANO 2012!!!!

      • APN

        Well JoeH, Believe it or not, I’m about ready to covert over to Ron Paul and the Judge is one of my favorite patriots. Between those two, the glass walls in Congress would come tumbling down and maybe we would have a change in xell in getting back to a constitutional form of governance.

        • Joe H.

          APN,
          If nothing else, I’d bet on the VETO pen getting a GOOOOOD workout!!!

          • APN

            I agree!! RP is the only one I see now that can stop the destruction of America. Took me a while to see it, but his message is growing on me by the day.

  • 4-just_us

    This is only the tip of whats to come. America as we knew it is on it’s way out. The invasion of illegal mexicans, the anchor baby law,and our stupid legislators , will put an end to the white race. Permentally. Things will speed up as soon as they get a majority . They will then have Mexico and USA all one country.

    • Robert Smith

      From 4-just_us: “will put an end to the white race.”

      What? Can’t you find a white girl to breed with you to maintain the “purity” of the race?

      I know I can guess why.

      Rob

      • APN

        …..and just what would that be?

    • Antonio

      That’s the plan man. It’s called the “spp’ or better known as the north american union. You forgot about canada…

    • baker john

      Well after all the way things are the U.S.A is just a suburb of Mexico anyways, the way the government has left the border wide open.

  • 45caliber

    So … since most people in town speak Spanish, the officials don’t need to speak English. I wonder … do they teach English in their schools there?? And I’m sure those officials would never need to confer with people outside of town …

  • Ben

    Good for them because it is about time that the leader of the city or County, State our U.S. should be able to speak English properly. It is about time that we stood up to them by now.

    • Joe H.

      Ben,
      Do that mean he should be able to pronounce corps??? hint: it ain’t DEAD!!!

      • APN

        LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Renay Kristapher

    GOOD JOB Supreme Court!! GOOD JOB Arizona. There are alot of us cheering for you!! The language here is ENGLISH learn it or leave!! That should be the standard everywhere here in the US of A!!!

  • http://personallibertydigest Gottaplenty

    I love it Arizona , hang in there . You do have some of the best Americans in the country there. Your Govenor , Sherif Joe, and many more that are fighting to keep us American You dont deserve to be shot down by the likes of the POTUS.Now that may be a clue to speaking . So many of his followers said they voted for him because he was such an elequent speaker. But we dont want that many elequent speakers fron Mexico either. Just plain english will do, but only english.

    • Joe H.

      Gottaplenty,
      speaking of sheriff Joe, I hope everyone here signed the letters of support to him that were going around. the main one, hand delivered by Darla Dawald from Patriot Action Network was the best worded that I saw! Joe said that the letters were VERY UPLIFTING as they came not only from Arizona, but from all over the country!

  • baker john

    Well I’ll be… why was she denied that chance, English is NOT the official language of them there U.S.A. TILL it is any one speaking any lingo should be able to run for office. Unless it states in the constitution or some other law that you have to speake de Englishe she should take that to the Supreme Court.

  • Dad

    I’d say let her sit there and wonder what is going on… but, unfortunately, she would make totally uninformed votes which could be detrimental to all Americans (like the liberals today stealing our freedoms). Seems as though she should try to join Americans rather than fighting them.

    “I kick a touchdown.”

  • Larry Pierson

    There are many, many people who are fluent in both English and Spanish who can do the job. If this woman can’t speak enough English to communicate effectively with others, then what is the real reason she is so determined to be on the city council? I serious doubt it is to serve her fellow human beings.

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