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Rick Perry endorses official English, improves ProEnglish ranking
English as official US language: Perry says, 'I can agree with that'
December 30, 2011
By NBC's Carrie Dann
Gov.Rick Perry on Friday appeared to endorse making English the official language of the United States, agreeing with a questioner who put forward a strongly worded defense of the idea.
"Personally, I'm fed up with seeing the directions on every single product on every single shelf of every single store written in foreign languages.And I'd like to say English should be the official language of government in this country."
"That is a statement. That's not a question. And I can agree with that," Perry responded without elaborating further.