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English as the Official Language? Not if Politicians can help it!

January 17th, 2008


33 Senators Voted Against English as America’s Official Language on June
6, 2007.

On Wed. 6 June 2007 23:35:23 – 0500 Colonel Harry Riley, USA, Ret. wrote:


Your vote against an amendment to the immigration Bill 1348……to make
English America’s official language is astounding.

On D-Day, no less, when we honor those that sacrificed in order to secure
the bedrock, character and principles of America, I can only surmise your
vote reflects a loyalty to illegal aliens.

I don’t much care where you come from. What your religion is. Whether
you’re black, white, or some other color…male or female……Democrat,
Republican or Independent……. But I do care when you are a United
States Senator representing Citizens of America….and Vote against
English as the official language of the United States.

Your vote reflects Betrayal. Political Surrender. Violates Your Pledge of
Allegiance. Dishonors historical principle. Rejects Patriotism. Borders
on traitorous action and, in my opinion, makes you unfit to serve as a
United States Senator…impeachment… Recall……..Or other appropriate
action is warranted or worse.

Four of you voting against English as America’s Official Language are
Presidential Candidates: Senator Biden, Senator Clinton, Senator Dodd
and Senator Obama.

Four Senators vying to lead America, but won’t or don’t have the courage
to cast a vote in favor of “English” as America’s Official Language when
91% of American Citizens want English officially designated as our

This is the second time in the last several months this list of Senators
have disgraced themselves as “policital hacks”…… Unworthy as Senators and certainly unqualified to serve as President of the United States.

If America is as angry as I am, you will realize a backlash so stunning it
will literally “rock you out of your panties”……… And preferably
totally out of the United States Senate.

The entire immigration bill is a farce… Your action only confirms this
really isn’t about America…..it is about self-serving
politics……despicable at best. It has been said:

“Never Argue with an Idiot….They’ll drag you down to their level!”

The following Senators voted against making English the official language
of America:

Akaka (D-HI)
Bayh (D-IN)
Biden (D-DE) (Wants to be President)
Bingaman (D-NM)
Boxer (D-CA)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Clinton (D-NY) (Wants to be President)
Dayton (D-MN)
Dodd (D- MN) wants to be president
Domenici (R-NM) coward. Protecting his senate seat.
Durbin (D-IL)
Feingold (D-win) – not unusual for him
Feinstein (D-ca)
Harkin (D-IA)
Inouye (D-hi)
Jeffords (I-VT)
Kennedy – (D-ma)
Kerry (D-ma) (tried to be president)
Kohl (D-WI))
Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Leahy (D-VT)
Levin (D-MI)
Lieberman (I-CT) Disappointment here…..
Menendez (D-NJ)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Murray (D-WA)
Obama (D-IL) (Wants to be President)
Reed (D-RI)
Reid (D-NV) Senate Majority Leader
As Lazar (D-CO)
Sarbanes (D-MD)
Schumer (D-NY)
Stabenow (D-M)

“Congressmen who willfully take actions during wartime that damage morale
and undermine the military are saboteurs and should be arrested, exiled or

3 Responses to “English as the Official Language? Not if Politicians can help it!”

  1. BayAreaDM Says:

    Why is it important that we “declare” English as our “official” language? Als, where do you get the statistic that “91% of American Citizens want English officially designated as our

  2. *Bethie* Says:

    Shan, I think it’s awesome that you posted this. i can’t believe so many of our Senators would vote against making English the official language of the U.S.A. This totally burns me up! I can go on and on on this topic… but I wanted to let you kow that I’m completely with you on this one!


  3. Shan Says:

    Thanks Bethie. Not everyone agrees. Let me just say a few things here. Many wouldn’t like this, but this is “Shan’s opinion”. Here goes:

    The way I see it, if you were to go to Germany, you would need to speak German. That is their national language. Folks from other countries/cultures live there, BUT their official language is German. That is understood. Right? If you live in Germany, you are expected to learn German in order to function throughout that society. The same applies all over the world (Brazil is Portuguese, France is French, etc.)

    Personally, I think that politicians today don’t want to “offend” any voters. So, if they don’t vote for something that “might offend” non-native, American speaking individuals, they will get their votes. It is like promises that they make to “buy” votes. To me, the politicians have become spineless and sit on the fence in order to see which way the election votes go. Why can’t someone say:

    “This is the United States of America. The majority of the citizens in our country speak English. THAT is the common language for millions of people. THAT is the language that you will need to learn in order to function and be a citizen of this land. You may speak other languages, but know that English is the language of this country”

    What exactly is wrong with having an “official” language for our country? If people want to come from all over our world to this nation, they need to have something in common. Communication IS VERY IMPORTANT. Trying to communicate with an individual that does not speak (and many don’t want to learn) your language is next to impossible. Catering to those that refuse to learn (but want all the benefits of our country i.e. health care, education, religious/political freedom, etc.) ENCOURAGES people to come here illegally.

    To me, not having a common language is like a mother saying: “The family has a special meal planned this evening. What? You don’t want that? Oh, well then…let me make something special JUST FOR YOU. Don’t mind the fact that I am going out of my way to suit your needs. Don’t worry about it. YOU are more important than everyone else.”

    The United States of America is OUR Mother. Those that live in the U.S. are her children. She shouldn’t have to make each of us a peanut butter and jelly sandwich if everyone else is having roast & potatoes. Either eat the roast & potatoes or GO WITHOUT! Mom shouldn’t have to cater to everyone just because they don’t like the menu. The English language is on the menu. If you don’t like it, go to bed hungry. There are many other menus (countries) out there to choose from.

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