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Non-English speakers should be fired

Dear Editor:Let’s be clear about why “Latino employees are concerned.”These Latino employees refuse to speak English on the job and want special provisions allowing them to speak a foreign language not understood by patients and other employees. I personally believe Aspen Valley Hospital isn’t strict enough – they should require that English be the only language routinely spoken by employees.The dishwasher’s excuse that he has no contact with patients is phony. Allowing him to speak a foreign language on the job requires all his fellow employees speak that same foreign language just to accommodate him. (How much better a definition of the “racist” and “discriminatory” intent by Latinos is needed?) The Latinos’ real intent in speaking their foreign language on the job is to exclude from employment anyone who doesn’t speak their foreign language.And that’s how it happens that certain jobs, company departments or even entire companies become “immigrant employers.” It happened with restaurant and hotel work, construction, and now apparently hospitals are next.Make no mistake about it. The Latinos intend to eradicate English as the U.S. national language, substituting it with their Mexican dialect of Spanish.Latinos who refuse to speak English on the job will create nothing but conflict and resentment from other employees when special privileges to a few are given at the expense of everyone else. They should be fired.Matthew Starbuck of Carbondale should be embarrassed to reveal his ignorance in writing. The Fifth Amendment has nothing to do with “freedom of speech”; I suspect he may have it confused with the First Amendment.Sandra MillerPhoenix


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