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Not a welcome mat

Dear Editor:In regard to the May 3 Aspen Times article, Aspen Valley Hospital employee Juan Rios complaining that he has to speak English. He says it is “discriminatory.” Excuse me?It seems to me that the Latinos need to be reminded that they are in the United States of America in which the predominant language is English – not Spanish.I am positive that Dave Ressler can find English-speaking people to wash dishes at this hospital. We have in Aspen many foreign workers who do speak English. Are the Latinos dictating policy now? I have been told that many people (Caucasians) were denied employment at hotels in Aspen because they did not speak Spanish. This is really screwed up.Do not give in to them, Dave; next thing you know they will start making other demands. Since when did we become the welcome mat for the Latinos – most of whom are illegals? If they do not want to learn English they should go home. Rios, what happens if there is a fire – will you stay put?Terry TreadwellAspen


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