ThE PoweR of WordS

” An amendment to the Senate immigration bill would make English the “national language of the United States.” The Senate voted 63-34 to adopt the amendment, which was offered by Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.).

The measure declares that there is no affirmative right to receive services in languages other than English, except where required by federal law. In other words, the amendment is mostly symbolic — it will not change the way the government prints documents or conducts business.
Senate Approves English as ‘National’ Language continues..

Critics, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, called the Inhofe amendment racist, regardless of its intent. Sen. John McCain worried about making English the “official” language. “It gives the idea that any other language is excluded,” he said.

But advocacy groups such as U.S. English and English First hailed passage of the Inhofe amendment.

“Today’s vote heeded the voices of the vast majority of Americans who believe that English is a crucial part of being an American,” said Mauro Mujica, chairman of the board of U.S. English.

He said Thursday’s “historic” vote making English the national language corrects a longstanding oversight.

Even President Bush has embraced the importance of immigrants learning to speak English. In his address to the nation Monday night, President Bush said, “The success of our country depends upon helping newcomers assimilate into our society and embrace our common identity as Americans.”

Ahhh.. Language.
The world has become infinitely more globalized, thus making “language” a national agenda. It should be fairly obvious that knowing ones native language is absolutley mandatory for social, economic, political, and cultural development.

Ideas can not be implemented in communities unless they are well communicated to create local understanding through appropriate language. Not to mention that conflict resolution is rendered impossible without common language.

Language is a means of informing people and perhaps even moving them to action.
It is one of the most powerful and important tools in shaping ideas, perceptions, and ultimately, public attitudes.
Citizens who don’t learn the “native” tongue will remain with barriers to full integration, acceptance and participation in modern society, and that is a fact.

No need to adopt an apologetic posture to the typical Liberal slur of “racist” for those who wish to remind Americans that their native tongue is…um…English.

Pejorative or negative words thrown around by Liberals only serve to bias a person’s understanding of the issue and trivializes the genuine support, which a community can offer to those persons who truly wish to integrate with the rest of society by learning the written and spoken word of that Nation.

Good luck to all those legal immigrants working to achieve equality, independence and full participation in our society.
For English: Press 1. For English: Press 2. For English: Press 3.

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9 Responses to “ThE PoweR of WordS”

  1. ABF says:

    If you want to see what a mess a nation with multiple languages gets into, you only have to look north. The bilingual system has been the most divisive program that was ever brought in, splitting the country in two, and creating a bureaucratic nightmare. One language will always try to dominate, with the other continually charging discrimination. Phone Alberta, it’s almost english only, phone Quebec, for service in english please press 9.

  2. Angel says:

    Ah so I hear AB..well perhaps this bill will change all that but..somehow I doubt it! :(

  3. English Only! says:

    WE CAN’T WAIT ANY LONGER! We have to make English the Official Language of the United Staes of America! I’ve just started blogging and I made my whole focus on this issue! Thanks to sites like this one we can save our language.

  4. DL says:

    Si Senora.

  5. KaRL mm says:

    FOR A START WE WILL PROGRAM THE USE OF;
    PLEASE..THANK YOU, AND YOUR WELCOME..THEN THE REMOVAL OF ALL CUSS WORDS FROM COMMON DAY CONVERSATION…AND THEN, IF DESIRED,THE STUDY OF A FOREIGN LANGUAGE WILL BE ENCOURAGED AT THE HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL…

  6. Always On Watch says:

    Language unifies a culture. Make the official language of the United States English and stick to it!

  7. Ben USN (Ret) says:

    America should be a melting pot, not a patchwork quilt.

  8. VBGuru613 says:

    Didnt we establish english as the language for the US like years ago????
    Did i miss something? Where have all the americans gone?

  9. Lady Jane says:

    I agree: English ought to be the Official, not just “national” or “common and unifying,” language of the United States of America. That is what our Founding Fathers spoke and wrote.