Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Speak English man

Official English, Bilingual Ballot Ban Introduced
Congressman Peter King (R-NY), now Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, has reintroduced his National Language Act (H.R. 4408) in the 109th Congress.

Click the link to send a letter to your congressman in support of this bill.

13 comments:

Kaelri said...

Thus creating a whole new underground business for the federal government to waste millions to crush: translators.

Really, how much of a dent do you suppose creating a total language barrier between law enforcement and criminals will make in the invasion of the unemployed Mexican rapists?

(Ironically, though, one of the things you rant about here - printing government texts in Spanish - isn't prohibited. "If any forms are issued by the Federal government in a language other than English (or such forms are completed in a language other than English), the English language version of the form is the sole authority for all legal purposes.")

Und was sagst du über die Verfassungsmäßigkeit von dieses Gesetzt?

Daniel said...

First, I don't think that the government should have so many translators. That's the point.

Second, I'm looking to re-establish our unique American culture. Part of culture is language.

And last, yes, this is constitutional. Why wouldn't it be?

Scott said...

Daniel I don't know about you but I'm kinda sick off useing five year olds to translate to adults .

Daniel said...

That too.

Anonymous said...

Daniel, are you saying that my relatives, who immigrated legally from Italy, shouldn't be allowed to vote if they can't read the balllot or such?

Get a grip.

Anonymous said...

How can any legal resident honestly cast a ballot based on their first person knowledge of an issue or for a candidate, if they are not fluent in English?

Being able to read a ballot is only the last step in an election process.

Anonymous said...

Daniel,

Michael Savage must be one of your heroes based upon your support of this bill. Another crackpot just like you. I think you would fit in better in Idaho with the surivialists and the white power folks.

peod in Oregon said...

If demanding that you speak English in America means that you a crackpot, sign me up.
I don't care what you speak in your own home, but to drive safely you need to be able to read the signs, to vote intelligently you need to read and understand English. Yes it does waste money printing in different languages. The money would be better spent teaching them English, or better yet, sending them home.
It never ceases to amaze me how these illegals come here and expect to be accommodated.
I think the only way we will reverse this madness is to cut off the funding to these projects.

Kaelri said...

Anything to say to those who a) aren't fluent in English and b) are living here totally legitimately?

Really, the practical nuance aside, the historical irony here is mind-blowing.

JonathanDavis said...

Go to a school in Mexico or any other foreign country and they are gonna make you learn their language to function in their country. We should demand the same.

MAX Redline said...

"Anything to say to those who a) aren't fluent in English and b) are living here totally legitimately?

Really, the practical nuance aside, the historical irony here is mind-blowing."

I like you - you're actually kind of amusing.

Yeah, though, I do have something to say to those who are living here legitimately: WELCOME!

Now, you're going to have to learn English if you want a drivers' license, because that's what controls our traffic around here.

Daniel said...

Anon #1, yes.


Anon #3, you don't know me very well. Maybe we could have coffee sometime...

I second Jay's motion: Welcome legal immigrants! Enjoy our wonderful country and wonderful culture, that includes our language.

Robin said...

are you saying that my relatives, who immigrated legally from Italy, shouldn't be allowed to vote if they can't read the balllot or such?

they can't vote if they're not citizens, and they can't be legal unless they read and speak English. So where's the problem?

INA 316
"Applicants for naturalization must be able to read, write, speak, and understand words in ordinary usage in the English language"

I do acknowledge that for some after becoming citizens it will take time and practice learning the second language and for that, I have no problem with programs to help in deciphering the voting ballot.

also, if you are here legally... welcome!