Thursday, April 10, 2008

Fed up with “Press 1 for English?”

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Dole (R-NC) is trying to do something about it.

She has introduced a bill, S. 2719, to repeal Presidential Executive Order 13166, which forces government offices and federal contractors to provide services in multiple languages.

The order – which was never debated or approved by Congress -- is an attempt by government bureaucrats to force multilingualism on the American people without their consent.

The Office of Management and Budget estimates it already costs taxpayers billions of dollars annually. When fully implemented, the cost will be astronomical.

For example doctors and hospitals participating in Medicare face government prosecution if they fail to provide interpreters for non-English speaking patients free of charge. The order also covers state and local government agencies.

The American people or their elected representatives never voted to transform the United States into a multicultural ‘Tower of Babel.’

Urge your senators to repeal Exec. Order 13166.


Jenni said...

Hear, hear!

I love the name of your blog, btw!

Abbreviated said...

Thanks !

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