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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Friday, March 31, 2006

Poll: Print US Ballots in English Only

(CNSNews.com) - A majority of Americans -- 63 percent -- want all U.S. election ballots to be printed in English only, according to a new Zogby International poll commissioned by an advocacy group called ProEnglish. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) unveiled the poll findings at the National Press Club on Friday. "English is the language of opportunity," said King. "Learning English helps immigrants fully assimilate into society, where they can find better jobs and pay and fully realize the American dream." King has introduced a bill, the English Unity Act (H.R. 997), that would make English the official language of the United States. English-only advocates also are urging House Judiciary Committee Chairman James Sensenbrenner (R-Wisc.) to oppose a section of the Voting Rights Act that would reauthorize multilingual ballots. Critics say multilingual ballots are divisive, confusing and a waste of government money to print. The same Zogby poll found 84 percent of voters want to make English the official language of the U.S., said ProEnglish Executive Director K.C. McAlpin. The Zogby poll of 1,007 likely voters was conducted March 14-16. The margin of error is 3.2 percent.


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