Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Lindsey Defends the Bill

Just got an exhaustive email full of immigration facts from Senator Lindsey Graham. Most of the information you can view on his website, but one paragraph stood out:

English is Declared the National Language of the United States
The legislation states that no person has a "right, entitlement or claim to
have the Government of the United States or any of its officials or
representatives act, communicate, perform or provide services, or provide
materials in any language other than English.." It also makes clear that the
U.S. government and federal agencies should "preserve and enhance the role of
English as the national language of the United States of America ." The
conservative Heritage Foundation has called the amendment "both sensible and

I wonder if this means, when I dial a US Government office, I won't have to "push 1 for Spanish, 2 for English"? I rather doubt Washington will go this far in promoting the language of our forefathers.