Vermont Considers Latin State Motto, Leads To Hilarious Facebook Comments About Latinos Invading America

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I just found the funniest thing I’ve seen since Get Down Productions hit music video. Apparently a State Senator from Vermont named Joe Benning wants to add the official motto, “May the 14th Star Shine Bright” a reference to Vermont’s place as the 14th state. The catch is that he wants it to be in Latin. He says the bill was suggested to him by a middle school student from Lyndonville. Apparently WCAC, a TV station up there, posted about this on their Facebook page. This has since led to some of the greatest social media hilarity in world history because apparently this very simple bill is a sign that we’re about to be invaded by the Roman Empire, Mexico, and Kenya. The comments are glorious and magnificent and I would like to share some of my favorites with you.

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Yea, go back to Rome ya stupid Latins!!!

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Yea, there aren’t any words or mottos in America that come from Latin. I’ve never met Richard Mason before, but I’d bet my lunch money that he’s made his fair share of appearances in the Burlington Courthouse records. He must’ve been so confused when he found out when his court appointed attorney informed him that he would be working “pro bono.”

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Wait until Dorothy finds out that Vermont is French for “Green Mountain.” She’s gonna be about as shocked as when she finds out that Caligula has been assassinated by the Praetorian Guard.

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Oh dear Lord. There are people who actually think that they speak Latin in Latin America. And they can vote and reproduce. We’re so fucked.

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Yea all those illegal Latins who fled here from the unrest in Carthage need to GET THE HELL OUT OF AMERICA!!! Go back to Mexico you wacky Latins!!

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Yea, let’s make the Vermont state motto in Irish. That’s my favorite language. Irish.

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Yea, go back to your home countries of Gallia, or Dalmatia, or Macedonia, or wherever country you Latins came from.

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That is the most amazing comment I’ve ever read. Thank you Dan Zucker from the bottom of my heart.

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Thank you Gary Seymour for protecting us from the imperial forces of the Vatican.

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Wait until this get his Super Bowl XLIX Champions shirt. He’s gonna think the Mexican invasion is complete. And let’s face it – it was only a mater of time until Obama was somehow blamed for this one.


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Yea stop wasting our valuable tax dollars on changing the state motto to Latin. We only want our tax dollars going to efficient things…like the war on drugs!! Because changing a state motto is the exact same thing as changing the official language of the country.

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Colleen Boutin is right!! It’s either fix all of Vermont’s problems or throwing an 8th grader a bone by changing the state motto. You can’t do both, there just isn’t enough time!!

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I have no idea where you’re going with this Julie Kellner, but I’d like to hire you full time to write blogs for us.

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Jeanne, the consensus is that Latin is a language spoken by Hispanic people. But yea, public policy should be dictated by illiterate Facebook comments from people who more than likely don’t vote.

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Yea government, why don’t you feed my kids?? It’s your job to feed my kids, not change the state motto!! LOL. How much you wanna bet Rhonda here would be the first one to complain about these illegal Latins getting free welfare from big government? Because I’d bet a million dollars she’s said that before. It’s just so ironic it’s hilarious.

Anyway, I hope this 8th grader from Lyndonville thinks twice before she tries to exercise her civic responsibility by petitioning her elected representatives. Luckily there are is army of Green Mountain boys waiting by their computers to call her out and protect America from Latin-Mexican invasion.

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7 Comment(s)
  • Latin IS NOT Spanish
    February 9, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    In ignorantia mentem replent.

  • JayC
    February 9, 2015 at 11:26 am

    The citizenry of Vermont have to worry about a resurgence of the Roman Empire about as much as the people of Springfield have to worry about those leaches from Dana, Enfield, Greenwich, and Prescott invading their city. Or maybe the Vermonteers are worried about insurgants from The Vatican or Malta swooping in an forcing the Latin language on them?

    Dorothy Lepisto , et al, should open up a history book or even a web browser with access to this new thing called Google. And those silly Founding Fathers, how dare they use “E Pluribus unum”, “Annuit cœptis” and “Novus ordo seclorum” on the Great Seal of the United States! Apparently this Latin problem has been around for since the beginning of the country.

  • Bill
    February 9, 2015 at 8:18 am

    Yeah it’s funny that so many people think Latin is the same as Spanish because of Latin America and they go on illegal immigration rants.
    But I don’t think the folks who want their legislature dealing with more serious issues should be mocked . That’s a legitimate position for legitimate reasons.
    And jumping to a conclusion that the last commenter is a hypocrite who wants the government to feed her kids but would oppose welfare or would oppose helping immigrants is a leap. More likely is she has a good heart who worries about families in poverty in Vermont.
    As always, turtle boy over plays his hand.

    • Finnish Goalie
      February 9, 2015 at 9:03 am

      How much time would you say this would take on an average day of legislative business?

    • Fanatical shoe
      February 9, 2015 at 9:20 am

      You need to shut up

    • February 9, 2015 at 10:55 am

      It took them exactly four minutes. Anyone who thinks that four minutes was wasted on an 8th grader who was trying to become civically engaged is a fucking idiot. Just like you.

  • Maggie the Cat
    February 9, 2015 at 5:44 am

    Let’s face it, though — Caligula had it coming. No sympathy for him here.

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