Saturday, March 12, 2011

Rep. Steve King & Sen. Jim Inhofe Introduce Official English Bills in House & Senate - Vote in the Poll

According to Fox News Latino:

Official English Bills Introduced in the House and Senate

By Elizabeth Llorente
Official English bills have been introduced in both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives.
The bills, sponsored by Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King and Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe, call for all business and services of government to be conducted in English. The House bill is H.R. 997; the Senate one is S. 503.
For instance, the measures establish a uniform English language requirement for becoming a naturalized U.S. citizens, but allows exceptions in cases of public health, and safety, among other things.
"A common language is the most powerful unifying force known throughout history," said King, who is vice chairman of the House Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement, in a statement released Friday. "We need to encourage assimilation of all legal immigrants in each generation. A nation divided by language cannot pull together as effectively as a people."
More than 30 states have adopted English as their official language, though many of the measures are largely symbolic, doing little more than declaring English the language of the state. Several, however, are intoducing standalone bills that require driver's license exams to be given only in English.
One other thing...there's a Fox News Latino.  Who knew?

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  1. Why English isn't already considered the official language of the United States I would like to know. Thank goodness for common sense conservatives like Senators Inhofe and Steve King. It is kinda sad that this legislation is even warranted.

  2. Doubt they'll get far, but I appreciate the effort.

  3. Yes for assimilation.

    "Because the Only Good Progressive is a Failed Progressive"

  4. What you wanna bet that this bill will be shrilly opposed by the very same crowd that tells us that comprehensive immigration "reform" will require illegals to learn English? And what you wanna bet that that crowd will be totally blind to the hypocrisy and irony of their opposition?

    And great blog, That Conservative Lady. I've added you to my blogroll.

  5. Fox Latino?

    So much for a truly conservative news network.

  6. Seane-Anna:
    I'll be surprised if this bill sees the light of day.
    Thanks for listing TCL on you blog roll.

  7. AOW:
    Well, I'm sure it's a financial thing. I can only hope that they are reporting the same news on the Latino site as they are on the English site...only in Spanish.

  8. AOW:
    Hopefully they are just reporting the same news in the Spanish language.


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