English Rick Perry – English should be the required language in the United States, according to Rick Perry, Republican presidential candidate. In fact, many Americans feel betrayed in areas where the latino population is booming because now they have to learn how to speak spanish, after living here all their lives. The Texas governor would support a bill that requires only one language to be taught and used in the country.
Perry arrived in Waverly, Iowa on Friday to gain more supporters by speaking to voters before Tuesday’s caucuses.
“I’d like to see English made the official language of the government of this country,” said a man who stood up during the question-and-answer portion of the event and expressed frustration with the fact that directions on store products are written in multiple languages.
“That is a statement that’s not a question, and I can agree with it,” Perry responded.
While Perry has sought to prove himself as a governor who is tough on immigration – a task made difficult by his support for a Texas law giving in-state tuition to the children of illegal immigrants that many conservatives disdain — it is not a position he has brought up during his presidential bid.
Other candidates, including Rep. Michele Bachmann and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, have expressed support for the idea.
Recent polls show Ron Paul and Mitt Romney tied for first and Perry in second place.