The Proposed Official-Language Amendment
The Washington Missourian (by way of Combest) reports that Tom Schlafly has found a possible problem with the proposal to make English the official language of Missouri:
Schlafly, a history buff, noted that legislators took this action in the presence of of the Great Seal of Missouri, on which the state’s offical motto is written — in Latin — Salus populi suprema lex esto (The welfare of the people shall be the highest law.)
How would a proposed amendment effect (sic) Missouri’s official motto?
Despite the fact that our state motto is in Latin, we don’t see legislators conducting debates or cities holding meetings in Latin. They use English instead.