Monday, December 14, 2009

My government speaks to me in Spanish!

I recently applied for a new passport. When it arrived, it came with a notice describing my new passport -- in Spanish!

In order to become a citizen of the United States, an immigrant must "be able to read, write, speak, and understand basic English."

With very few exceptions, one must be a US citizen to receive a US passport.

Why then, does the State Department feel it necessary to publish documents in Spanish for passport applicants such as the one I received today?

Why are most, if not all, government documents published in Spanish and English versions? I understand why we need to make some language accommodations for tourists and business travelers. I even understand why we need to make temporary language accommodations for legal immigrants.

Why do the Whitehouse and most, if not all, congressmen have websites in in Spanish and English? This is even true of congressmen who claim oppose illegal immigration and amnesty for illegals! Surely, they aren't pandering for the vote of those who have invaded our border with Mexico!

According to a recent poll, 84 percent of Americans believe English should be the official language of the nation. Nearly 90 percent believe it's important for immigrants to speak English. More that 75 percent believe employers should have the right to require their employees to speak English while on the job.

Indeed, English is the language of success in this nation. Columnist Michael M. Bates said, "Our common language is a basis for our cultural unity. It's far from the only language spoken in the United States, but certainly it's the primary one. For folks wishing to advance here, knowledge of it is essential. We do immigrants no favors by bending over backwards trying to accommodate them in their native language, hindering their adapting to a new culture."

Without English, immigrants will always be second-class citizens. Hindering the adaptation of an immigrant to a new culture only benefits those who seek to exploit others by creating a permanent underclass in our society such as businesses seeking so-called "cheap labor" and politicians who seek more human dependence on government "entitlements." Our politicians are creating a new slave class!

Teddy Roosevelt had it right when he said: "We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language."

If we can't establish English as the nation's official language now, who will be required to learn what language if we allow 20-30 million illegal workers to become voters?

If we can't control our illegal immigration problem now, how will we control the problem if we allow 20-30 million illegal workers to become voters?

If we can't terminate the nation's "anchor baby" scam now, what will life be like in the United States if we allow 20-30 million illegal workers to become voters?

If we can't eliminate taxpayer-funded education, health-care, benefits, and entitlements for illegal immigrants now, where will the money come from to pay for those programs if we allow 20-30 million illegal workers to become voters?

If we can't control employers who give jobs and under-the-table wages to illegal immigrants now, what the job market be like if we allow 20-30 million illegal workers to become voters?

If we can't get Congress, the Whitehouse, government agencies, and even presidential candidates to take down Spanish-language websites now, will politicians need (or be allowed) websites in English if we allow 20-30 million illegal workers to become voters?

We need congressmen and a president with the courage to immediately do what is right for the future of our national sovereignty, culture, and integrity. We clearly don't have that now.

I expect Congress to immediately pass legislation to allow employers to mandate English in the workplace. Congress must immediately establish English as the official language of the United States and require all government functions be done in English. Congress must immediately ban all government services and documents in any language other than English except as necessary to serve temporary legal visitors to this nation and elderly members US indigenous peoples.

S.991 is a good start. It declares English the official language of the United States and then requires the Federal Government to conduct its operations, including all laws, public proceedings, regulations, publications, orders, actions, programs, and policies, only in English. It establishes a uniform language testing standard for naturalization that requires anyone seeking citizenship to be able to read and understand generally the English language text of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. And it requires that all naturalization ceremonies shall be conducted in English.

Every congressman and the President must set the example by immediately and permanently taking down their non-English websites. And, they must vote for S.991.

Recommended reading:
The Truth about Tolerance
The Truth about Tolerance

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