Originally Posted by Haggar
That assumes there is a hard and fast definition of what a political party is, which isn't the case. They evolve over time. The republican party today isn't what it used to be.
The republican party has a large base with the conservative christian religions, which is all about controlling your life.
There are many practical reasons to define a national language, other than wanting to "control your life." I honestly could give 2 shits about whatever language anyone wants to speak in their home. Defining a national language doesn't mean you can only speak in that language. It means that is the language with which the government will communicate with you, a citizen, which is perfectly reasonable. Unreasonable is immigrating here, becoming a citizen, not learning to speak a lick of English (which is what the voting, taxpaying majority speak), and then expecting everyone to bend over to cater to your language skills.