Vicksburg official’s comments in need of ‘sanity check’

Published 12:01 am Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Feb. 4 issue of The Vicksburg Post contains comments attributed to City of Vicksburg official Marie Thompson that I find both offensive and in need of a sanity check. She is reported to have stated that “Spanish is the language of today, and Mandarin Chinese is the language of the future.”

No, it isn’t.

English is our language, and especially those who are here illegally should express themselves with their feet and go back to their Mexican or Central/South American paradise.

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Her statement that “more needs to be done to encourage businesses and local governments to require a certified translator” must have been conceived in a total knowledge vacuum. That would be really great news to American businesses struggling to recover from this near depression.

Any taxpayer funds used to pay this woman should be seriously re-evaluated.

Robert Peters