Should English Be The Official U.S. Language? These Two GOP Senators Think So.

American flags and United States Capitol building are seen in Washington D.C., United States on December 28, 2022.
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This topic doesn’t get discussed as much as it used to, but some folks like Senator J.D. Vance (R-OH) and Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) believe that as a country, America should adopt English as its official language. This week, the two senators introduced legislation to do just that.

“This commonsense legislation recognizes an inherent truth: English is the language of this country. That is why the overwhelming majority of the American people support this proposal,” Vance said in a press release.

It should be noted that the majority of states — 31 and all U.S. territories — already recognize English as their language.

“The English language has been a cornerstone of American culture for over 250 years,” Vance added. “It is far past time for Congress to codify its place into law, which is exactly what this bill does.”

Fittingly named “The English Unity Act,” all laws, public proceedings, regulations, publications, orders, actions, programs, and policies would be in English under this bill. This is actually the latest version of the bill, as the “The English Language Unity Act” has previously been introduced, though never signed into law.

The bill also states that “Representatives of the Federal Government shall have an affirmative obligation to preserve and enhance the role of English as the official language of the Federal Government. Such obligation shall include encouraging greater opportunities for individuals to learn the English language.”

Radio host Michael Savage has often said that a nation can be defined by its “Borders, Language, Culture.”

In 2005, a similar bill earned 64 votes in the Senate. It effectively died thereafter, but that doesn’t mean that it’s officially settled business.


While our borders are wide open and it’s unclear what our culture still values (equality or equity?), Vance and Cramer’s bill would at least get the U.S. one step closer to having a recognized, unified language — which can go a long way in restoring America’s motto “E Pluribus Unum” that seems to be slipping away more and more each year.

The views expressed in this piece are the author’s own and do not necessarily represent those of The Daily Wire.

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