Culture Wars victory: English Official Language in 32 States

Culture Wars victory:

English Official Language in 32 States

32 states make English official language

Movement urges ‘pluralistic nation’ to focus on ‘similarities that unite us’

Art Moore

A movement to make English the official language in all government documents and public discourse is gaining steam, with 32 states having adopted legislation or a constitutional amendment.

Michigan is the latest to introduce legislation, says a non-profit helping lead the charge, ProEnglish.

HB 4053, which has been approved by a state House committee, would require that English be the language used in all public records, although a state agency or local unit of government could print official documents in both English and another language.

Michigan state Rep. Lee Chatfield, a Republican, explained why he’s behind the bill.

“I think it’s important that we attempt to be unified in this state. It simply puts into legislation something that’s already a reality in the state,” he said.

ProEnglish says its mission is to work through the courts and in the court of public opinion “to defend English’s historic role as America’s common, unifying language, and to persuade lawmakers to adopt English as the official language at all levels of government.”

The organization said the Michigan bill has a chance for passage in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives this year.

In Georgia, which already has an English-only statute, state Sen. Josh McKoon will again introduce a constitutional amendment to provide “that official state actions be in English” and to bar “any language other than English be used in any documents, regulations, orders, transactions, proceedings, meetings, programs or publications.”

The Georgia amendment also will “prohibit discrimination, penalties or other limits on participation against persons who speak only English.”

Among the objectives of ProEnglish are “to end bilingual education in favor of English language immersion programs in public schools and to repeal federal mandates for the translation of government documents and voting ballots into languages other than English.”

Opponents of English-only laws in government, such as the ACLU, contend the laws are inconsistent with the First Amendment rights to petition the government and to free speech and the right to equality, because they bar government employees from providing non-English language assistance and services.

States that have English-only laws are Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming.


Culture Wars: Speaking English is a Controversial Issue?

Culture Wars: Speaking English is a Controversial Issue?

Speaking English in America Is Controversial Issue?

Rush Limbaugh

english-speakLook, all of this is a reaction to Trump suggesting that Jeb Bush lead by speaking English.  Now, here’s the story in Breitbart.  “Donald Trump told Breitbart News that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush should be speaking English — not the Spanish he spoke to attack Trump in Miami this week — on the campaign trail. … ‘I like Jeb,’ Trump said. ‘He’s a nice man. But he should really set the example by speaking English while in the United States.'”


RUSH: Do you believe that it has become, in certain quarters in this country, do you believe that it has become controversial that Donald Trump told Jeb Bush he ought to speak English, that that has now become an example of nativism?  You know, Jeb went out there and was addressing an audience, I think in Florida, and he was telling them in Espanol. “El hombre no es conservador.” Meaning Trump’s not conservative. And Trump said (paraphrasing), “You know, Jeb, you need to lead here, bud. You need to speak English. We’re in American.”  And that’s become controversial.

Over at CNN you would not believe. The Washington Post is editorializing that this is horrible what Trump said.  Now, I’m gonna tell you, this is one of these things — how to put this.  Every now and then we have evidence of the decline of so much about what has made this country great and this is another one of these things.  They go in spurts.

I mean, every day we get little bits of evidence here and there in terms of pop culture. Something like this comes up where everybody thinks that English is the language of this country and then you find out that many in the Democrat Party and the Drive-By Media think that’s nativist and braggadocios and unfair?  What the hell are you going to do in this country if you can’t speak English?

JEB:  (speaking Spanish)

RUSH:  I feel like I’m listening to a UN speech.  The only thing missing is the translator.  That was Jeb Bush speaking Espanol.  Basically… You know, I have the transcript.  Do you want to hear what he said?  He said, “Nancy Pelosi” and he said, “Hillary Clinton,” but the other thing…  But stop and think what this was.  This is the presumptive nominee, the presumptive Republican nominee.  Here.  Now that… Play this again.  It speaks for itself.  This is the presumptive — in many quarters now, the desired, the presumptive — Republican nominee.

JEB:  (speaking Spanish)

But Trump’s reaction to this was somewhat common-sensical.

illegal-immigration-differenceThe Washington Post reacted to Trump.  They said: “With that, Trump may have sparked yet another debate about whether or not to make English the official language of the United States. … In response, top Bush campaign aides fired back, suggesting that Trump’s comments about English put him on a ‘one man mission’ to kill the Republican Party.”

RUSH: How many old immigrants do you know, like maybe your grandfather, grandmother?  They refer to where they came from as the old country.  They assimilated.  They became Americans.

Now, Trump had his defenders on CNN, but there are more people condemning Trump for speaking English.

Christians warned to pull kids from public school

By Paul Bremmer

Imagine an America in which all children are educated according to biblical, Christian principles instead of modern, secular, liberal values.

Chaplain E. Ray Moore (Lt. Col. USAR Ret.), such a scenario is not just possible, but essential if Christians wish to reclaim the American culture.

Say-No-To-Common-Core-Pins“We take the position at the Exodus Mandate that the Scripture and sound theology teach that the education of children belongs to the family and the church or private associations, not government,” said Moore, the founder and president of Frontline Ministries, Inc. and director of the Exodus Mandate Project. “We don’t believe that government, even at the state level, has any role in K-12 education, and the Scriptures are clear and explicit on this. There’s no wiggle room.”

In order to wake Christian parents up to the dangers of public schools, Exodus Mandate has released a new documentary called “Escaping Common Core: Setting Our Children Free.”

The film is divided into two roughly 30-minute parts. The first part explores the origins of Common Core and the history of progressive education, from Horace Mann through John Dewey through the education policies of our past four U.S. presidents. The filmmakers argue Common Core is the latest manifestation of the effort to impose a socialist worldview on American children.

The second part of the movie offers Exodus Mandate’s suggested response to Common Core, which is for Christian parents to pull their children out of what Moore calls the “pagan, godless, atheistic public school system” and either homeschool them or find a private Christian school.