Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa) and Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) recently introduced legislation in both chambers aimed at establishing English as the official language of the United States government.
“A common language is the most powerful unifying force known throughout history,” King said. “We need to encourage assimilation of all legal immigrants in each generation. A nation divided by language cannot pull together as effectively as a people.”
“This legislation will provide much-needed commonality among United States citizens, regardless of heritage,” Inhoffe said. “As a nation built by immigrants, it is important that we share one vision and one official language.”
The bill is officially named the English Language Unity Act of 2011.