Karuk as the 1 Common Language
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Wed Apr 27 22:03:25 UTC 2005
US English says they are in favor of maintaining NA languages:
The bill as introduced according to Thomas mentions only the US government
and English, however, as found on the Library of Congress's Thomas site:
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to establish
English as the official language of the United States.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring
therein), That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the
Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and
purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of
three-fourths of the several States within seven years after the date of its
submission for ratification:
`SECTION 1. The English language shall be the official language of
the United States. As the official language, the English language shall be
used for all public acts including every order, resolution, vote, and
election, and for all records and judicial proceedings of the Government of
the United States and the governments of the several States.
`SECTION 2. The Congress and the States shall enforce this article
by appropriate legislation.'.
From: Endangered Languages List
[mailto:ENDANGERED-LANGUAGES-L at listserv.linguistlist.org] On Behalf Of Andre
Rep. Tancredo Introduces Official English Constitutional Amendment;
Colorado Rep. Stands Behind One Common Language for America
WASHINGTON, April 26 /U.S. Newswire/ -- In an effort to unite Americans
under one common language, Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.) introduced a
Constitutional Amendment that would declare English the official
language of the United States. Reversing the recent trend of divisive
and costly multilingualism, H.J. Res. 43 would ensure that government
business is conducted in English, providing a common ground for
communication and understanding.
A Constitutional Amendment to make English the official language was
first proposed in 1981 by Senator S.I. Hayakawa, who later founded U.S.
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