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English Only Town Of Homer, Illinois Has Little Knowledge Of English

July 19, 2010

To gain fame and showcase the disdain that some in Homer, Illinois have for Hispanics and Latinos, an English only resolution was created by the town board.  The problem is that those who wish English to be used at the exclusion of all other languages have some serious problems with writing and grammar of their native language.  Before I go further let me say that one of the brainchildren of this idea is a teabagger.  So right off the bat we know racism and bad grammar are involved.  

The Economist has printed out the resolution and are asking readers to find all the mistakes.  So far thirteen have been located in the text. 

Homer Township Resolution #HT071210
State of Illinois
County of Will

Preface:
Homer Township Board recognizes that there most likely no serious problem with illegal immigration, in the Township, but wants to make it policy to enforce the Rule of law in Homer Township. We support the right to make this statement and encourage other Townships, Cities, and the State to follow suit. We are asking for nothing to be added or taken away from the existing law. We recognize Native Americans had the first language in our Country, followed by Western European dialects, with English eventually becoming dominant. Traditionally becoming a citizen required speaking English, accepting the United States as their Country, and assimilating into the population.
The Homer Township Board, supports actions to enforce existing immigration law, enforce residency requirements in our school districts, and acknowledge that English the dominant language of Homer Township.

Whereas, the Homer Township Board understands the Tax burden imposed by illegal immigrants, the Homer Township Board supports actions to enforce existing immigration law.

Whereas, children who are not residents in our school districts and attending our schools, contribute to overcrowding, and increase our Tax burden. The Homer Township Board supports efforts on the part of the school districts to enforce, and verify residency, as prescribed by law.

Where as, there is a cost for government in having multiple languages, the Homer Township Board adopts English as the official language of Homer Township, in accordance with all Federal and State Laws.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Homer Township
supports actions to enforce existing immigration law; as well as the school districts verifying residency for each student; as well as making English the official language of Homer Township, in accordance/ compliance with existing Federal and State Laws.

Adopted this 12th day of July 2010 by the Homer Township Board of Trustees:

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Dale permalink
    July 19, 2010 10:24 PM

    Excellent declaration. This is what AZ should have done instead of enforcing federal laws. One must be a resident to enjoy the benefits of government-supplied education. Very good. This did not quite go far enough though as it should have spelled out what non-residents need to do to obtain public schooling until they are considered residents.

    If every state adopted language that required applicants for government benefits, driver’s licenses, etc. to prove citizenship before receiving state benefits, this would encourage many illegals to become citizens. This is what is desired. Not illegals.

    It is not racist to be intolerant of illegal migration. It is not racist to insist upon citizenship or residency requirements.

    A path to citizenship and residency should be developed and encouraged. Failing that, no benefits. Pay as you go.

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