English Is The National Language (Or Not)

July 6, 2006

The delay in reauthorizing the Voting Rights Act has nothing to do with racial discrimination. It has everything to do with expecting US Citizens to have a basic use of the “national language:”

The Washington establishment is shocked at the discovery that Americans don’t like the idea of the federal government forcing local governments to provide foreign-language ballots. That’s one more indication of how out of touch our leaders are with grass-roots America.

Congress will make a terrible mistake if leadership doesn’t allow representatives to vote on King’s amendment to delete the requirement for foreign-language ballots from the Voting Rights Act. We don’t want to be a bilingual nation and suffer the problems of other countries with “linguistic division.”

One Response to English Is The National Language (Or Not)

  1. daenk on December 12, 2009 at 3:12 pm