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One Nation, One Common Language...
"English - It's just common sense."
The English language is the common language of the United States. It's also the primary language of business around the world.
So why should our local, state, and federal governments waste scarce resources on duplicating millions of pamphlets, brochures, ballots, and signs in English and Spanish? If the government caters to Spanish-only speakers, why not also duplicate signs in German, French, Italian, Russian, and Japanese--and the over 100 languages spoken around the world?
The reason is simple, it defies common sense. Duplicating signage is impractical, costly, adds to sign pollution, and confuses the majority English speaking and reading population. The English-Spanish ballots printed by the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections only resulted in confusing the 99% percent of voters--who don't read or speak Spanish.
Here are just a few English/Spanish signage examples at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections:
Sign duplication is ugly and costly!
Is this how you want your tax dollars spent?
Tell your public officials you want it stopped! Support legislation to make English the official language of your local school board, city, county, state and federal governments. It's common sense!
Support the reintroduction of
The Language Unity Act of 2019!
This bill establishes English as the official language of the United States. Official functions of the government must be conducted in English, with specified exceptions.
The bill declares that all citizens should be able to read and understand generally the English language text of the law.
A person injured by a violation of this bill may obtain relief, including a declaratory judgment, in a civil action.
English language requirements and workplace policies, whether in the public or private sector, shall be presumed to be consistent with the law.
The Department of Homeland Security shall issue a proposed rule for testing the English language ability of candidates for naturalization based upon the principles that (1) citizens should be able to read and understand generally the English language text of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the law; and (2) exceptions to this standard should be limited to extraordinary circumstances, such as asylum.
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Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa), has once again introduced the English Language Unity Act. King has attempted to get this Act passed by Congress before.
"There is no more unifying force in the world than a common form of communications currency," said King. "Every sovereign nation sate, including the Vatican, has at a minimum, an official language. It is essential that we make assimilation of our legal immigrants a top priority and learning English is an important first step in that process. My English Language Unity Act provides consistency among Americans by requiring all official functions of the United States to be conducted in English, establishes a uniform language requirement for naturalization and places an obligation on representatives of the federal government to encourage individuals to learn English."
Call your member of Congress and ask them to co-sponsor the English Language Unity Act.
OJJPAC founder Steve Salvi and others respond to a 2008 Cleveland Plain Dealer editorial criticizing an official English bill being considered by the Ohio Legislature.
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