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  • Romney, Santorum argue over English as requirement for Puerto Rican statehood

    03/16/2012 12:59:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | 03/16/2012
    Rick Santorum's contention that in order for Puerto Rico to become a state English must be its principal language drew criticism Thursday from the U.S. territory's sole representative in Congress. "Santorum's view is narrow and a limiting view of what America is all about," said Pedro Pierluisi, a Democrat, on CNN's "Starting Point." "English is the predominant language in the U.S. and will continue to be so, whether Puerto Rico becomes a state or not." Puerto Rico will vote in November on a referendum regarding possible statehood. While campaigning Wednesday ahead of the island's primary on Sunday, Santorum told a...
  • Mulitple Bills To Make English The Official Language

    08/11/2009 4:12:56 AM PDT · by Man50D · 8 replies · 778+ views
    Here's the link to the bills making English the official language. English First
  • 84% Say English Should Be America’s Official Language

    05/19/2009 7:26:39 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 51 replies · 1,610+ views
    Rasumussen Reports ^ | May 14, 2009
    Eighty-four percent (84%) of Americans say English should be the official language of the United States. Only nine percent (9%) disagree, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Seven percent (7%) are not sure. The support for English as the country’s official language remains steady from three years ago. Eighty-one percent (81%) say a U.S. company should be allowed to require employees to speak English on the job, up four points from November 2007. Thirteen percent (13%) disagree. Eighty-two percent (82%) also reject the idea that requiring people to speak English is a form of racism or bigotry,...
  • Lewisville(TX) debates making English official language

    10/05/2008 7:32:41 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 6 replies · 350+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 10/04/08 | Marice Richter
    The Lewisville City Council is expected to debate English as the city's official language, as well as which documents to translate into Spanish or other languages. The council discussed translating documents in August but decided to postpone a decision until October. The council will reconsider the document matter Monday, as well as an official language resolution. Carrollton officials recently considered a similar resolution but decided instead to form a residents panel to develop a recommendation on that and other issues related to illegal immigration. So far in North Texas, only Farmers Branch and the small Denton County town of Oak...
  • Some Republicans resist English the Official Language, but it still makes it into the platform!!

    08/26/2008 1:52:40 PM PDT · by wk4bush2004 · 16 replies · 407+ views
    The same article as the "GOP takes a hard line on abortion..." The committee passed a plank calling for English to become the nation's official language, but not without some sparks. Sue Everheart of Georgia said she feared the position would cost Republicans the support of immigrants. "I want every Republican vote out there," Everheart said.
  • Make English the official language of the United States

    08/13/2008 8:49:07 AM PDT · by onlylewis · 30 replies · 337+ views
    Pro ^ | Pro English
    Make English the official language of the United States Urge your Congressman to support H.R. 997 Senator Barack Obama recently said that instead of worrying about immigrants learning English, Americans "need to make sure your child speaks Spanish." We disagree. While it is clearly an advantage to learn to speak a foreign language in today’s world, Americans have good reason to be worried about the growing numbers of immigrants who refuse to learn English. One of the reasons why they refuse to learn English is that – without the consent of the American people – our government has completely changed...
  • English as America's official language

    02/01/2008 5:14:40 PM PST · by Deacon_m · 8 replies · 939+ views
    June 6, 2007 | Harry Riley, USA (ret.)
    SUBJECT: COURAGEOUS WORDS Take a few moments and read this letter. These are strong, powerful and courageous words. Also read what Abraham Lincoln said at the end or the letter. WOW! Thirty-three United States Senators Voted Against English as America's Official Language on June 6, 2007. That same day, Colonel Harry Riley, USA, Ret. Wrote this letter to them. With the election approaching it is even more relevant now than it was then.: Honorable Senators: Your vote against an amendment to the immigration Bill 1348, seeking to make the English language, America's official language simply astounds me! That you voted...
  • English won't be Bakersfield's official language

    09/27/2007 2:14:25 PM PDT · by SmithL · 39 replies · 161+ views
    Bakersfield, Calif. (AP) -- A bid to make English the official language of this San Joaquin Valley city failed after much debate. The city council also shot down on Wednesday another proposal that would have made clear that Bakersfield is not a sanctuary for illegal immigrants, but it approved a resolution calling on the federal government to enact immigration reform. After the meeting, opponents of the English-only and the sanctuary resolutions praised the council for making the "morally correct" decision. . . . Famed labor leader Dolores Huerta, who spoke to city council members, called the defeated resolutions "hateful" and...
  • "It's Official: English -- Spotsylvania Co. Also Joining New Coalition" (VIRGINIA)

    09/12/2007 9:51:24 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 24 replies · 590+ views
    The Free Lance Star (Virginia) ^ | 12 September 2007 | Dan Telvock
    Spotsylvania (Virginia) supervisors vote to make English the official language of the county BY DAN TELVOCK Date published: 9/12/2007 BY DAN TELVOCK Spotsylvania (VA) supervisors passed resolutions last night to recognize English as the county's official language and to join a coalition of governments that will study legislative solutions to illegal immigration. Spotsylvania Supervisor Chris Yakabouski, who is running for the state senate against Sen. Edd Houck (D-Spotsylvania), brought forward both resolutions, which passed on 7-0 votes. Supervisors met later in closed session to get advice from legal counsel "on issues affecting local regulations on illegal immigration." The coalition resolution...
  • English as the Official Language of the US Government

    06/10/2007 7:12:33 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 32 replies · 758+ views
    Library of Congress Website - Thomas ^ | 2/12/2007 | Rep. Peter King (R-IA)
    HR 997 IH 110th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 997 To declare English as the official language of the United States, to establish a uniform English language rule for naturalization, and to avoid misconstructions of the English language texts of the laws of the United States, pursuant to Congress' powers to provide for the general welfare of the United States and to establish a uniform rule of naturalization under article I, section 8, of the Constitution. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES February 12, 2007 Mr. KING of Iowa (for himself, Mr. KING of New York, Mr. SALI, Mrs. BACHMANN, Ms....
  • SAVAGE NATION LIVE!! Tuesday, May 29, 2007

    05/29/2007 2:30:03 PM PDT · by Tarkus2040 · 240 replies · 2,345+ views
  • SAVAGE NATION LIVE!! Wednesday, March 21, 2007

    03/21/2007 2:39:02 PM PDT · by Tarkus2040 · 246 replies · 1,791+ views
  • Senate passes English bill [Subversive Kansan RINOs Destroy Official English]

    03/19/2007 12:29:24 PM PDT · by dangus · 2 replies · 382+ views
    Senate passes English bill By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TOPEKA (AP) -- Legislation making English the state's official language is more form than substance, according to the chairman of the Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee, which endorsed the bill. ''It's a nothing bill. It acknowledges that English is what we speak here,'' Sen. Pete Brungardt, R-Salina, said Wednesday after the committee sent the House-passed bill to the Senate for debate. The committee removed a section allocating $500,000 to pay for programs that teach English to adults. The bill still requires the state Board of Regents to establish English classes in...
  • SAVAGE NATION LIVE!! Monday, February 12, 2007

    02/12/2007 2:42:12 PM PST · by Tarkus2040 · 185 replies · 1,557+ views
  • SAVAGE NATION LIVE!! Tuesday, December 12, 2006

    12/12/2006 2:43:33 PM PST · by Tarkus2040 · 148 replies · 1,860+ views
  • White House dot gov / ESPANOL

    07/08/2006 8:14:39 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 34 replies · 844+ views
    The White House ^ | July 8, 2006
    8 de julio de 2006Discurso Radial del Presidente a la Nación EL PRESIDENTE: Los estadounidenses están viviendo momentos de gran esperanza - y de gran oportunidad. Si mantenemos bajos nuestros impuestos, si mantenemos competitivo a nuestro país y si mantenemos a esta Nación acogedora, contribuiremos a nuestra prosperidad - y crearemos un mejor Estados Unidos para generaciones futuras. Declaraciones del Presidente acerca de la Inmigración EL PRESIDENTE: Acabo de tener una conversación realmente interesante. En primer lugar, este negocio es propiedad de dos hermanos iraní- estadounidenses. Son dueños de pequeñas empresas, son empresarios, están empleando a gente. Y luego conocí...
  • Arizona to vote on official language (and some benefits for illegals...again)

    06/22/2006 1:09:23 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 771+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/22/06 | Jacques Billeaud - ap
    PHOENIX - Arizona lawmakers agreed to let voters decide whether to deny more state services to illegal immigrants and whether to make English the state's official language. The GOP-dominated Legislature rejected other ballot measures to criminalize the presence of illegal immigrants in Arizona, set state punishments for businesses that hire illegal foreign labor and stop communities from prohibiting police enforcement of federal immigration law. The ballot questions emerged after Democratic Gov. Janet Napolitano rejected a wide-ranging immigration bill two weeks ago, saying it would have been too easy on errant employers and too expensive for police agencies. The two measures...
  • Bush's Won't Support Official-English Bill

    05/30/2006 9:11:17 AM PDT · by NapkinUser · 112 replies · 2,338+ views
    HumanEventsOnline ^ | 05/30/2006 | Lynn Woolley
    The Senate’s vote to make English the “national” language of the United States is largely symbolic, and even that is not likely to pass into law. Certainly not as long as George W. Bush is President of the United States. What Sen. Jim Inhofe (R.-Okla.) proposed has been tried before, and then, as now, political demagoguery got in the way. It was August 1, 1996, and the now-infamous former California Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham had authored a bill to make English the “official” language of the nation. The ensuing discussion—about such things as citizenship and the melting pot—was loud and...
  • A Vote for English

    05/25/2006 9:26:48 AM PDT · by blitzgig · 12 replies · 533+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 5/25/06 | George Will
    Of course not." That was Attorney General Alberto Gonzales's answer Sunday on ABC's "This Week" when asked whether he would favor prohibiting bilingual ballots. "Of course not"? Did he mean, "This is not something about which decent people differ"? To understand why millions of conservatives do not trust Washington to think clearly or act reasonably about immigration, consider bilingual ballots. These conservatives, already worried that both the rule of law and national identity are becoming attenuated because of illegal immigration, now have another worry: The federal government's chief law enforcement official may need a refresher course on federal law pertaining...
  • English Language Debate Renews Questions

    05/20/2006 11:19:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 554+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/20/06 | Adam Geller - ap
    NEW YORK - It's been 30 years, but Dick Tucker has no trouble recalling the French signs posted inside city buses that crisscrossed Montreal: "In French, we say it this way. We don't say it that way." Language is the words to the lullabies we were sung as babies, the fabric of our conversation around the dinner table, the whisper of prayer, the lessons of school. It clearly evokes strong feelings, framing not just our speech, but our thoughts. As U.S. lawmakers renew the long-standing debate over whether to make English the nation's official language, those bus placards make clear...
  • English Only Amendments Pass Senate: Urgent Action Still Needed

    05/21/2006 10:15:04 AM PDT · by markk101 · 2 replies · 202+ views
    Inhofe Amendment could harm U.S. citizens and immigrants From: National Immigration Law Center May 19, 2006 On Thursday, May 18, as part of the immigration bill (S.2611), the Senate passed an "English-only" amendment offered by Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), which could deny a wide array of services and critical information to millions of people living in the United States who are not fully English proficient. The amendment passed 63-34. In general, the amendment makes English the "national" language and could undermine efforts by federal agencies to protect health and safety for all residents, citizens as well as immigrants. For more...
  • Democrats Play Race Card, Again

    05/20/2006 12:08:41 PM PDT · by Wrangler22 · 6 replies · 236+ views
    Conservative Thoughts ^ | May 20. 2006 | John Kuethe
    The debate over illegal immigration could not conceivably take place without the Democrats playing the race card. Harry Reid did just that with regards to making English the official language of the United States. What she fails to realize, however, is that the Democrats have played the race card so often in recent years that the American people are desensitized to it. The country has come together on the issue of illegal immigration and the momentum will not be stopped by the likes of Dingy Harry. The Democrats are fond of pointing out that this nation was built by immigrants....
  • Arizona Bill Would Make English the State's Official Language

    05/06/2005 5:55:07 PM PDT · by yoe · 12 replies · 611+ views
    CNSN News ^ | May 6, 2005 | Susan Jones
    Arizona may become the 28th state to make English its official language, if Gov. Janet Napolitano signs the bill that's now waiting on her desk. The Arizona Senate gave the measure final approval this week. Mauro E. Mujica, the chairman of a group called U.S. English Inc., urged Napolitano (D) to sign the bill. "English remains the key tool for full participation in American life," Mujica said in a press release. He said more than 500,000 Arizonans struggle because they can't speak English, which prevents them from getting better jobs, helping their children with homework, or speaking with their neighbors....
  • English as state language slipped into W.Va. bill

    04/13/2005 1:24:12 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 7 replies · 392+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, April 13, 2005
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Two days after the end of the legislative session, state lawmakers are discovering something few were aware of: They voted to make English the official language of West Virginia. The language amendment was quietly inserted into a bill addressing the number of members that cities can appoint to boards of parks and recreation. Among mundane details about record-keeping, the amendment adds the provision that "English shall be the official language of the State of West Virginia." Senate Majority Whip Billy Wayne Bailey successfully offered that change to House Bill 2782 amid a flurry of bills moving...
  • West Virginia Makes English Its Official Language

    04/12/2005 1:28:46 PM PDT · by abner · 95 replies · 1,929+ views
    AOL ^ | April 12, 2005 | Aol News
    West Virginia Makes English Its Official Language Measure Inserted Into Bill as Amendment AP People gather outside the West Virginia Capitol on Saturday, the last day of the legislative session. CHARLESTON, W.Va. (April 12) - Two days after the end of the legislative session, state lawmakers are discovering something few were aware of: They voted to make English the official language of West Virginia. The language amendment was quietly inserted into a bill addressing the number of members that cities can appoint to boards of parks and recreation. Among mundane details about record-keeping, the amendment adds the provision that "English...
  • H. R. 997 - the `English Language Unity Act of 2005'

    03/29/2005 5:21:10 AM PST · by vannrox · 25 replies · 990+ views
    The ORATOR - Bill HR 997 ^ | FR Post 3-29-05 | Mr. KING of Iowa
       Contact Your Representative Contact Your Senators Home PageTwo Bill Page Nation World Finance House Senate GovWebs State & Local Orgs Petitions Feedback 109th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 997 To declare English as the official language of the United States, to establish a uniform English language rule for naturalization, and to avoid misconstructions of the English language texts of the laws of the United States, pursuant to Congress's powers to provide for the general welfare of the United States and to establish a uniform rule of naturalization under article I, section 8, of the Constitution. IN THE HOUSE...
  • Delegate pushes English bill

    03/18/2005 8:45:50 AM PST · by Crackingham · 1 replies · 240+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Mar. 18, 2005 | Robert Redding Jr.
    A Republican delegate says he will force a floor vote on his bill to designate English as the official state language if a House committee rejects his legislation today. Delegate Pat McDonough of Baltimore County said he expects the House Health and Government Operations Committee to reject his bill today because he has only nine of the 13 votes needed for passage. "We are going to try to get this bill voted on on the floor through an amendment or something," he said, "because we think the entire House of Delegates needs to go on record." House Deputy Majority Whip...
  • Making English the National Language

    03/16/2005 5:44:46 PM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 30 replies · 1,038+ views ^ | 3/15/05 | Opinion Editorials .com
    From the article: I know, I know. You've heard it all before. It seems every couple of years a congressman will raise this issue and, after he has let his constituents back home see that he is an "All American" guy, he lets it die a quite, ignominious death. Well, we have the issue on the table once again. Representative Steve King (R, Iowa 5th Dist.) introduced the "English Language Unity Act of 2005" in the first week of March. Yes, another bill seeking to make English the official language of the country is being proposed by a politician seeking...
  • Pressure building for national language

    03/15/2005 12:32:23 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 79 replies · 1,745+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, March 15, 2005 | By Stephen Dinan
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES America is awash in foreign languages, even in rural areas, and some members of Congress say that is building support to declare English the nation's official language. U.S. English Inc., an advocacy group working for a declaration that English is the official language, says it found that 322 languages are spoken in the country, and 24 of those languages are spoken in every state and the District. California has the most languages spoken, with 207, while Wyoming had the fewest with 56. Click to learn more... Their report, released last week, follows closely Rep. Steve King's introduction...
  • Panel passes bill to make English official language

    02/11/2005 4:41:43 PM PST · by SandRat · 35 replies · 1,728+ views
    PHOENIX - The House Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to declare English the state's official language. The prime sponsor of the legislation, Rep. Russell Pearce, R-Mesa, said the use of Spanish and other languages damages national unity. Pearce's bill won support from the Republican-dominated committee in a 6-3 party-line vote. "In the name of diversity, we continue to promote and encourage people to speak other languages," Pearce said, comparing the practice to spoiling a child by providing a car, an allowance and a place to stay. "Pretty soon, if you're good enough to him there's no need for them to go...
  • (Iowa) Gov. Vilsack Announces Secret Plan To Reverse Official English Law

    08/05/2004 6:34:57 AM PDT · by No-Compromise Conservative · 14 replies · 454+ views
    US ENGLISH.ORG ^ | 08/04/2004 | US ENGLISH.ORG
    Gov. Vilsack announces Secret Plan to Reverse Official English Law U.S. English, Inc. Chairman blasts Vilsack pledge to repeal law On Tuesday, Des Moines Register political columnist David Yepsen reported that Governor Tom Vilsack gave a private address to the Democratic Convention to the party’s Latino Caucus, at which he promised to repeal the bill he signed in 2002 that made English the state’s official language. “There is something particularly unseemly about the governor of Iowa telling a backroom audience in Massachusetts that he will seek the repeal of legislation he has signed,” said Mauro E. Mujica, Chairman of...
  • Official English Constitutional Amendment Offered In Congress

    05/03/2004 6:26:38 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 19 replies · 267+ views
    U.S. English, Inc. ^ | 4/30/04 | Rob Toonkel
    Aiming to unite all residents of the United States under one common language, Rep. Virgil Goode (R-VA) introduced a Constitutional Amendment that would declare English the official language of our nation. Reversing the recent tide of divisive and piecemeal multilingualism, H.J. Res. 94 would ensure that government business is conducted in English, providing a common ground for communication and understanding. First proposed by Senator and U.S. English, Inc. founder S.I. Hayakawa, legislation that would make English the official language of the United States has been one of the most widely supported measures in the past 20 years. More than 550...