Thursday, May 06, 2004

Dick Burr Pursues an Itch

Dick Burr wants to make English the official language of the U.S. but doesn't want to go so far as the Constitutional Amendment being called for by fellow North Carolina Republican Walter Jones, unless, that is, the "goal" -- whatever that might covertly be -- can't be achieved with anything less than a Constitutional Amendment, in which event Burr would have to support the Constitutional Amendment route. All this set forth today in a Raleigh News & Observer article.

So THIS is what the North Carolina Republican Party meant about "reaching out" to the Hispanic community!

"Peter Siavelis, a political science professor at Wake Forest University, said the measures hurt immigrants and do more to divide the country than to unite it."

And for this high-mindedness, we should make Dick Burr our newest U.S. Senator?

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