Saturday, August 18, 2007

One Language for One People

Two stories are amongst many involving those who speak only English.

A Florida businessman who lost his lease because he speaks only English. While the landlord has the legal right to do this, it is sickening nonetheless.

Illinois teachers are being transfered all over the place because they don't speak Spanish.

A while ago I suggested this and I wish to reiterate that suggestion.

A needed Amendment for our Constitution.

English is the official language of the United States and all citizens shall be expected to be reasonably fluent in proper spoken English and those who are old enough are responsible to gain a reasonable degree of literacy in the English language. (The states are required to offer training in both the spoken and written English language). All routine functions of the federal government shall be in English. All official federal, state and local documents shall be written in English, though official translations into other languages may be made available for visitors and recent immigrants who have not yet become fluent in English. Reasonable knowledge of the English language shall be considered a requirement for immigrants seeking citizenship.

The individual states, by public referendum or by legislative (but not judicial) means, may choose to grant official recognition to another language that is common within that state but that language still must be suborned to English.

It is the absolutely mandatory responsibility of all immigrants to learn and become fluent users of English. It is not our responsibility to learn a dozen new languages.

Now how do we get this into the Constitution when the GOP is afraid to offend anyone and the Democrats are controlled by those who don't want English to be the official language? We have a real problem.

7 Comments:

Blogger Donald Douglas said...

Great post! I walk around my town, or even on my campus, and I hear all these different languages. I think: "Wow, that's fabulous, this great diversity we have." But I also think: "Hey, can't you just speak English?" But you can't raise the issues with multiculturalists without being criticized. I'm a traditionalist on language, that's for sure.

I've got a link to Samuel Huntington on my page at your earlier comments.

Have a great day!

12:10 PM  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

English is considered the international language of success across the globe; everywhere, of course, EXCEPT the United States.

BZ

8:11 PM  
Anonymous gunz said...

Very true BZ, for those that don't want to learn English then I'd like to propose an amendment as well:

I propose making sign language law for ease of communication with the language impaired, of course for English speaking, legal American citizens to use only or face imprisonment, fines, or both.

Something everyone and anyone should be able to understand regardless of where it was they came from...


The universal "@#$% you!!" ( i.e. the middle finger )

9:04 PM  
Blogger Gayle said...

We do have a real problem, Shoprat, and it's call political correctness run rampant!

BZ makes a great point. Ironic, isn't it?

5:30 PM  
Blogger The Practicalist said...

I dink dees ees how hyu say no so fair to I no can read wha hyu say!

8:55 PM  
Anonymous Seth said...

As far back as 1967, when I was a 7th grader in L.A., there were signs in the windows of copious businesses that said, "Se habla Espanol".

In retrospect, this should have been viewed as a portend of things to come.

Our society never addresses a potential problem until it has grown into an in-your-face tragedy and then, more often than not, our political left does everything possible to obstruct our dealing with it in a manner that is protective of America and the American way of life.

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