Monday, June 28, 2010
Quote of the Day
"In a July 2009 speech President Barack Obama stated that "instead of worrying about whether immigrants can learn English, Americans need to make sure your child can speak Spanish." Yet the majority of Americans disagree.
The Rasmussen Reports polling organization, one of the most reputable in the nation, recently found- as have other polls in recent years- that Americans continue to overwhelmingly believe that English should be the official language of the United States.
A May 2010 national telephone survey of 1,000 adults found that 87 percent favor making English the nation's official language. This is the highest level of support yet but in line with what voters have been saying for several years.
Eight-three percent say a company that is doing business in this country should be allowed to require its employees to speak English. Similarly, eighty-three percent place a high priority on encouraging immigrants to speak English as their primary language.
While it is unfortunate that Congress has not moved on implementing English as the official language of the federal government, this latest Rasmussen poll emphasizes that the American people remain strong on this issue. This overwhelming sentiment will continue to help add more states to those 30 whose legislatures have already adopted English as their official language of government."