July 13, 2016

D.A. King in the Savannah Morning News, Letters to the editor: Rep. Carter should support bill making English our official language

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Congressman Buddy Carter

Note: A very similar letter also ran in the St. Simons Island newspaper, The Islander, on Monday, July 11. We are grateful to all concerned for the space. We are also grateful to Congressman Buddy Carter for signing on to HR 997 last night.

Savannah Morning News

Letters to the editor

Friday, July 7, 2016

Rep. Carter should support bill making English our official language

In our “press one for English” politically-correct environment, far too few Americans realize that unlike most nations, the United States has no official language. We assume that Republican Rep. Buddy Carter is aware of that sad fact.

Pro-English constituents should ask Mr. Carter when he is home from the Washington, D.C., bubble why he has not signed on to co-sponsor HR 997, “the English Unity Act of 2015” which establishes English as the official language of the United States.

H.R. 997 requires naturalization ceremonies and most official functions of the U.S. government to be conducted in English. This important legislation introduced in February of last year also declares that all citizens should be able to read and understand generally the English language text of U.S. laws.

Does Rep Carter have an objection to the nation being bound by an official language? We hope not. A common language is the most unifying force known throughout history. And most of us can see the severe and dangerous lack of unity in our multi-language nation. If people can talk to each other, they can find commonality on most other matters.

It is difficult to imagine that a negative position on official English would increase support for any Republican Georgia politician who ran as “a conservative.”

We hope Rep. Carter is given an opportunity to explain his position on official English and his apparent reluctance to help pass this important official English bill, HR 997.

D.A. King


Editor’s note: The writer is president of the Georgia-based Dustin Inman Society, which advocates for immigration enforcement and official English.   HERE