In Plain English: Let's Make It Official

Krauthammer, Charles
June 2006
Time;6/12/2006, Vol. 167 Issue 24, p112
This article defends the English language as the national language of the United States. The article warns that the "official" language is subject to change unless U.S. citizens change our assimilation norms. "Official" means that every citizen, upon entering the voting booth, should minimally be able to identify the words President, Vice President, county commissioner, and judge. The article suggests that immigrants must understand that becoming a U.S. citizen means swearing allegiance to join the civic culture of the United States with English as the national language.


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