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Rookie congressman pushes English as official language

A conservative congressman from Georgia says making English the official language of the United States government will help unify the country and save taxpayers money.

Rookie Congressman Paul Broun (R-Georgia) has introduced the “English the Official Language Act of 2008,” which states that “no person has a right” to receive federal documents or services in languages other than English. The legislation is identical to a companion Senate measure sponsored by Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma).

Although Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) and every major Democratic presidential candidate voiced opposition to the legislation last June during debates on CNN, Broun contends there is widespread support for the bill across the country.  More from OneNewsNow

The article further states:

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) estimates it costs taxpayers yearly between $1 billion and $2 billion to provide language assistance under a Clinton-era executive order. That order created an entitlement to services provided in languages other than English.

We should call our congressmen and demand they support Rep. Broun’s bill.  We are an English speaking country – period.  If you want a drivers license or even to participate in any of the government’s “gimme” programs, learn English. 



April 13, 2008 - Posted by | Politics | , , , ,


  1. What do you have against French-speaking individuals who legally immigrate from Canada to America? Why are you so afraid of Taiwanese folks who immigrate here and can barely put two sentences together in English?
    Oh, and by the way, such a bill is unconstitutional.

    Comment by kip | April 13, 2008 | Reply

  2. no it is’nt becuase most of the people who come here and refuse to learn the language are illegal aliens. The others who come here legalley will benifit greatly by learning the language of our country, which happens to be english.
    Would you move to another country other than the U.S. and not try to learn the language and assimilate into that culture? Do you realize our schools are going bankrupt spending millions one translaters for foreign students? Look it up.

    Comment by jonathan smith | April 25, 2008 | Reply

  3. Hell… Jonathan, maybe you and your buddy Bush should go back to school, since you obviously have difficulty spelling words in the English language.

    I wouldn’t be throwing stones if I were you.

    Comment by jj | November 23, 2008 | Reply

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