Friday, March 11, 2011
Missouri House Passes Bill for English-Only Driver Exams
By Chad Garrison
on Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 12:06 PM
wrote about last month
By a vote of 102 to 56
, the Missouri House yesterday passed a bill requiring that state driver license exams only be administered in English. Currently, Missouri allows the test to be taken in eleven different languages.
Although Daily RFT
tends to disagree with state representative Mike Talboy when it comes to his effort to do away with midwifery in Missouri
, the Democrat from Kansas City nailed it on the head yesterday when he said of the driver-license proposal:
This bill is xenophobic...This is about people who are here legally. And, we're going to go after
them now, because quite frankly we're running out of groups to pick on
The bill now heads to the Senate, where one expects that the right-wingers there will attempt to make the bill even more
English by requiring Missourians to drive on the left side of the road.
Here's the predictable (and pathetic) follow-up to an issue we