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====== FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ======

America First Party
1630 A 30th Street #111
Boulder, Colorado 80301
http://www.AmericaFirstParty.org

Friday, 23 August 2002

ENGLISH SÍ, EXECUTIVE ORDERS NO

Boulder, CO -At its Founding Convention, the America First Party unanimously approved a resolution to support HR 3333, a bill that would make the English Language the official language of the federal government. National Chair Dan Charles said, "It is long past time we overturned President Clinton's Executive Order #13166. It is time we made English our official language. President Bush could rescind it, but he refuses to do so. Congress should move rapidly to end a costly policy of multilingualism by passing this bill and by passing HR 969."

Press Secretary Romelle Winters added this perspective: "For many generations, those who entered this country joined the 'melting pot', where the cultures were blended to form a stronger and common American society. Now, our country is becoming a 'salad culture', where each hyphenated ethnic group promotes its own interests and protects its own culture. It seems there is no longer a desire on the part of many recent immigrants to become part of America and its traditions, but only an aspiration for physical movement from a homeland to the United States. This has caused harm to the cohesiveness of America. We are becoming balkanized. We are abandoning one of our nation's greatest strengths."

One concept would unite the divisions. With a common language comes the opportunity for a common culture. We must restore English as that common language, so that communication can breed understanding. To do otherwise is to perpetuate unhealthy boundaries and promote distrust. It is time for Democrats and Republicans alike to do what is right for America and all Americans.

There are other benefits to making English our official language. A common language lowers costs for business and enhances opportunities for a better standard of living for new immigrants. Government cost taxpayers less, as services need only be provided in one language. Personal safety is improved, as emergency systems no longer face a multitude of language barriers promoted by a polyglot culture.

Resolution sponsor and Maryland State Chair John Clark said, "We urge all of our friends, neighbors, and families to take grassroots action. Contact the President and your representatives in Congress and demand that HR 3333 becomes law. We should conduct citizenship ceremonies in English, once again. Parents, not Washington bureaucrats, should decide in what language their children are taught. This bill has languished since November of 2001. It should be passed now."

Contacts:
Dan Charles, National Chairman, 1-866-SOS-USA1, ext. 4
Romelle Winters, Press Secretary, 1-866-SOS-USA1, ext. 2

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