Senate Wants English to be the “National Language”

The Senate first voted 63-34 Thursday to designate English as the “national language” after lawmakers who led the effort said it would promote national unity.

I wonder if these guys have ever been to America. Do they know what it’s like? What kind of national unity are they trying to promote? Does it promote unity to tell recent immigrants that we’re not so much interested in the ways they’re different from the majority of Americans? To to tell them that: ok all of us here in the Senate talked it over, and we really just like our language better than yours.

I just don’t understand what the problem is that they’re trying to fix with this. Is English endangered? Does it need the government’s help?

Or is our unity in trouble? Maybe the pro-immigrant protests are a sign of that? In which case, I’m sure this measure will do wonders to repair the split. Hey all you immigrants! I’m sorry you feel under-valued, but you should really just learn English!

“We are trying to make an assimilation statement,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham.

Yeah no shit, Lindsey. Assimilation is such an important American principle, after all.

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