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The problem with these bigoted commenters is that they don't know English.


Excuse me, sir. Can I see your papers? (screengrab via WCAX)

A state senator in Vermont has brought forward a proposal to adopt a new Latin state motto. The proposed motto—Stella quarta decima fulgeat—means "May the fourteenth star shine bright." It's a reference to Vermont being the 14th state in the union and also something that used to appear on state coins.

Currently, Vermont has "Freedom and Unity" as its (English) motto, and this Latin motto would be separate.

But who can focus on such nuances with the imminent invasion of the Latin speakers?!

When local news station WCAX reported on the senator's proposal, people were furious.

Sources: BDCWire