States Moving to Adopt English as ‘Official Language’

John Blosser, Newsmax, September 8, 2014

While bills to make English the official national language languish in Senate and House committees, five more states are moving to adopt legislation to establish English as their states’ only official language.

The Washington Post reports that West Virginia, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania all have bills pending in state legislatures that would establish English as their official language, joining 31 other states who have taken that step.

Meanwhile, California provides election services and government materials in nine languages and has a Spanish-language Department of Motor Vehicles website.

A Rasmussen poll conducted last month discovered that 83 percent of Americans want English adopted nationally, while only 10 percent disagreed.

“I am pleased that an overwhelming majority of Americans continue to recognize the English language as the factor that unites us in our diversity,” Mauro E. Mujica, chairman of U.S. English, an advocacy group with over 1.8 million members, said of the poll.

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However, bills offered last year by Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa and Republican Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma are pending in committees.

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“I’ve introduced the Official English Act every session I’ve been in Congress because I know that an official language will keep this nation bound together,” King told Fox News. “Now we need to get Official English passed into law.”

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  • MekongDelta69

    “A Rasmussen poll conducted last month discovered that 83 percent of Americans want English adopted nationally”

    In a normal America, that number should (and would) be 99.999%.

    • Tim_in_Indiana

      And what’s more, it should (and would) have been nationally adopted decades ago.

  • james AZ

    BABEL OF AMERICA will come if English failed as official language…….

  • Good but not good enough. All this means is that all the non-whites of the world have to do is learn English, and they’re good to go…er, come.

    Language can far outlast the society that used it. For instance, for a very long time after the dissolution of the Western Roman Empire, Latin was the lingua franca of intelligentsia, even in areas that the Roman Empire never occupied.

  • IstvanIN

    Too little, too late. As long as states are providing services in alien languages what difference does it make?

  • dd121

    The Supreme School Board always strikes down anything pro-American.

  • TruthBeTold

    The majority wants English as our official language.

    We don’t listen to the will the the majority anymore. It’s the minority that gets to impose their will on everyone.

    • Nancy

      Yep…I noticed this on that Fox show “Utopia”. It took, what, two or three days before their so-called Perfect Society fractured, and the homeless ex-con black guy teamed up with the toothless hillbilly to form their own “state”? They decided they “didn’t want to work all day”, and wanted “their percentage” of the group’s cash to spend how they like. They insinuated that it didn’t matter since “everyone will be earning the same” when they start businesses and commerce with the outside world.

      Of course, one guy with a brain explained to them that “starting on the same footing” was no guarantee of equal results, since some people are better at business ideas and making money in general.

      IMMEDIATELY out of the negroid felon’s mouth was, “POOR TAX! YOUSE GOTTA PAY US A POOR TAX!” This from the idiot who seceded because he and his toothless moronic sidekick “didn’t wanna work all day” (translation: didn’t want to work, period). Of course, the DO want to eat. This “minority” is running around, raising hell and making demands…

      I’d LOVE to “write in” to the show, suggesting the FIRST thing they need isn’t a refrigerator or water filter…it’s a JAIL. The ex-con and the toothless hillbilly have had something like 5 destructive “tantrums” and stole “their percentage” of cash from the safe when no one was looking.

      It’s a great lesson for my kids, watching this show.

      • Alexandra1973

        They might be in-laws.

      • TruthBeTold

        It also shows that diversity is not a strength and that diverse people with diverse ideas cannot get along.

        It’s both a silly show and informative.

        It shows that different people have to WORK to get along and few people want to WORK at making friendships.

        I understand that they have one central meeting all to force people to come together but the more realistic experiment would have had multiple units on the property.

        We would have seen everyone quickly separate into like-minded groups.

  • NoMosqueHere

    The proposed bills in NY and NJ won’t become law.

    • Leon NJ

      I’m in Jersey…it ain’t gonna happen.

  • mobilebay

    Mexico is not going to allow this. And what Mexico wants, Mexico gets. We surrendered to that drug-infested third world a long time ago.

  • John R

    83% of Americans want English as an official language? And, what is the Hispanic percentage of the population? 16%? Makes sense.

  • vitodanelli

    “However, bills offered last year by Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa and Republican Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma are pending in committees.”

    Why are these bills “pending in committees”? Most likely because that treasonous backstabbing crybaby John Boehner won’t allow those bills to go to the House floor for a vote.

    Boehner pulled the same stunt on a birthright citizenship bill that was voted on by the House Judiciary Committee. Boehner can always be relied on for theatrical stunts like repealing Obamacare 40-plus times.

    • Nancy

      He reminds me of Sam the Eagle from the Muppet Show.

      He’s about as effective as a Muppet, too.

    • me

      Why we can’t have nice things….

  • joe pat

    These bills aren’t taken up, because they do not reflect the will of those in power – the elites, who want things exactly the way they are.

    They want a divided and weak America, that will not resist global government.

  • willbest

    And the other 17% said “Que?”

  • HE2

    In California? Not bloody likely, at least in this millennium.

    • Nancy

      I went to a Parent Night a couple weeks ago at my kids’ high school. Keep in mind, they go to one of only 3 or 4 majority-white (thus, desirable) high schools in the county, and we live in the biggest county in the whole state.

      The meeting was delayed like 20 minutes while the “interpreters” for the different languages handed out ear pieces and retreated to their stations to “translate quietly into their microphones”. No less than 6 different translators (and therefore languages) were introduced at our “majority white” high school.

      Yet I STILL have to explain to my neighbors why we’re moving to the Northwest. I usually begin with: “do you truly believe this high school will stay majority-white by the time your grade-school child enters 9th grade?” It’s like they NEVER considered it before!

      • HE2

        Choose your area carefully. Hang out a while and look about.
        Disgruntled Californians are swarming to Idaho, Wy, MT., even the Dakotas, other Whitopia areas. Never would they confess the real reason they are on the run. No, it is about escalating taxes, nomesayin?
        We know what happens what Californians and their libtard baggage invade a decent state.

        Not only do real estate prices soar, these idiots set about recreating the mess they left behind.

      • scottthestrategerist

        What about an initiative at the county level to make English the official language of the county? It could be done on the state level if the state if majority white as only the most hardcore, deluded Leftist whites, and the Jews, will vote against it.

  • Nancy

    So if this indeed passes, will the Negroes qualify as ESOL students?

  • JustJeff

    83% of people support official English and congress still won’t budge? Man, I sure love “democracy”.

  • World_War_Me

    I like how you think.