Date: Wed, 6 Sep 1995 15:20:55 EDT From: Undetermined origin c/o LISTSERV maintainer Subject: Re: English-only In response to Michael Farrell (mmfarr01[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE], I could equally well ask why the leader of Russia, or France, or Japan should have to communicate her foreign policy in English. If the leader of the US is speaking to the leader of a non-English-speaking country, either one of them will have to use a language other than that of his or her country, or they'll have to use translators. Why shouldn't the United States elect a few multi-lingual leaders. And yes, I think English is a fine _primary_ language for the United States. But that doesn't mean it should be the only language we use: Spanish, Navaho, Cherokee, French (to pick a few examples from among our great wealth) are also good languages. Vicki Rosenzweig vr%acmcr.uucp[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] New York, NY