Some state lawmakers are making noise about repealing Iowa’s 2002 law designating English as the official language of government business. You remember, it’s the bill that Tom Vilsack signed into law as governor and then apologized for when he was preparing a presidential run.
It’s the law Gov. Chet Culver wants repealed, but not enough to ask a legislature controlled by his own party to do said repealing.
Yes, English is a tough subject for some Iowa politicians.
But as one astute, quasi-English-speaking lawmaker once said, we should leave this issue to Iowans and their “impotent wisdom.” So we shall.
I’m not convinced the repeal effort will get very far, (the bill is HF 14 in case you want to track it) but it’s one of those issues where almost everyone has an opinion. Leave yours here.