I’ve written about this about a dozen times these past few years. And here we are again with such a proposal. We get them nearly every year and every year Congress does nothing about them.

So here is the newest attempt:

English proposed as ‘national’ language

WASHINGTON, June 1 (UPI) — The U.S. Senate may consider making English the national language, not the common language included in immigration reform legislation.

The proposal from Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., would reduce the government services provided in languages other than English, the Washington Times reported Friday.

There is not an entitlement for language, other than the English language, to be given to people who want government services, Inhofe told the Times.

Many Democrats oppose the measure, which would lift President Bill Clinton’s executive order encouraging government services to be delivered in different languages, and its fate as an amendment to the immigration bill was uncertain.

The immigration bill would require former illegal aliens to show they had applied to take an English class after four years with a visa. They would have to pass the English requirement on the citizenship exam before getting a green card.

If we are proposing a “path to citizenship” then the sign posts on that path MUST be in English…. or NO citizenship.

Let’s hope that THIS time the idea gets through the heads of our Congress.

If I may quote a great American sage:

“If at first you don’t succeed, keep on succin ’til you do succeed!”

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