On the news last night there was a segment about how Tennessee has declared English the official State language. That's all well and good. And the sooner the better, because the man they interviewed for his opinion on the issue said, "We need to protect the suprimacy of the the language." No, that's not a typo. He said "suprimacy." And it wasn't just that his Tennessee accent made it sound like he said "suprimacy." He really, truly said it. With a straight face. I almost fell off the couch.
If you're going to declare English the official language, meaning you expect people of other nationalities to speak the language when they are living in your state, those of you for whom English is your primary language should be expected to speak it as well.
End of rant.