Friday, May 19, 2006

Senate Votes English as 'National Language'

WaPo After an emotional debate fraught with symbolism, the Senate yesterday voted to make English the "national language" of the United States,

But not the "Official Language"
declaring that no one has a right to federal communications or services in a language other than English
It is about time.
except for those already guaranteed by law. The measure, approved 63 to 34, directs the government to "preserve and enhance" the role of English, without altering current laws that require some government documents and services be provided in other languages.
Now we just need to go to work on those laws.
Opponents, however, said it could negate executive orders, regulations, civil service guidances and other multilingual ordinances not officially sanctioned by acts of Congress.
Hopefully it will.

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