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Friday, May 19, 2006

Make English the Offical Language

Senator minority leader Harry Reid called a proposed law to make English the national language of the United States “racist”. As I’ve said before, Democrats are wearing people out with calling everything they disagree with racist. What is racist about the English language? Or having an official language?

The official language of Mexico is Spanish. I suppose Reid would consider that racists too, after all Spanish is another language originating in Europe, just like English.

It’s about time we got around to making English the official language before we go down the costly and divisive path of becoming a bi-or multi-lingual country. Besides this is a measure just about everyone in the country is behind.
A poll by Zogby International earlier this year found that 84 percent of Americans say English should be the official language of government operations. The same poll found that 77 percent of Hispanics agree.

And it's a bipartisan issue, according to the poll, which found that 92 percent of Republicans and 82 percent of Democrats approve making English the country's official language.
To become a citizen of the United States, an applicant “must be able read, write, speak, and understand words in ordinary usage in the English language”. Is this long standing naturalization requirement racist too? Of course not, race has nothing to do with it.

I think the leaders in the Democratic Party enjoy dividing the country in every way possible. For some reason they think it is to their advantage to divide people by income, race, sex, national origin, religion and sexual orientation. Pitting one group against another seems to be their stock in trade.

Senators are supposed to pass laws advantageous to American citizens. Sometimes you get the feeling that some in Congress have sworn their allegiance to an anti-American cause.
Blogger PN said...

The issue is really about the concepts of national sovereignty and national identity.

The liberal Democrats believe that "progressive, transnational norms" trump any national policies that might strengthen US sovereignty or national identity, including the acknowledgment that US society has an English foundation.

The rest of us believe otherwise.

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