“It’s hard to imagine how we’ll ever solve the more complex problems facing our country today when our elected leaders can’t even agree English should be the nation’s official language. It’s troubling, to say the least.”
- A large majority of American citizens want English designated as the nation’s official language.
- Americans want and deserve a reasonable assimilation policy. Requiring immigrants to be able to read, write and speak English is reasonable.
- English is the language used in the citizenship test for naturalized citizens. Therefore, it is logical to require all US citizens and permanent residents to use English in their dealings with the federal government, including voting.
- Individual states should continue to be allowed to decide what language(s) will be used within the state. The federal government should not dictate official languages at the state level.
- President Theodore Roosevelt said it best: “There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag… We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language…and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.”