Interesting that the State Rep. who prefiled a bill to ban the use of anything but English in government documents is from a town in Georgia named Villa Rica. Rep. Tim Bearden (R-Villa Rica) is the legislator who introduced the legislation. I have not seen the text of the bill, but would this mean that there could be no mention of the name of his town in official government documents? How about Martinez, Georgia?
And then there is this from Rep. Willie Talton (R-Warner Robins) who is a co-sponsor of the bill:
“If we leave and go to a foreign country, what do we have to do? We have to learn their language,” Talton said. “Our forefathers spoke the English language and that is what we should do.”
Oh, really? I’ve been to foreign counties and it seems than English is pretty much everywhere on signs.
And by the way Villa Rica means “city of gold” in Spanish.