State Rep. John Cauthorn (R-Mexico): "The average guy on the street hates Spanish, and it is everywhere,” Cauthorn said. “To the average guy, that is important. We are almost to the point of losing our identity as a nation.",
And no, that's not a misprint, there really is a town called "Mexico, Missouri", and the guy who represents it is not a big fan of Mexicans. The census estimate for 2009 puts Audrain county's Latino population at 1.5%, so this is obviously a pressing local concern for him.