There was a recent post or thread where the issue of a "National Language" was surfaced; I thought it important enough to warrant its own thread (seperate from Immigrant issue)...[Mods...feel free to combine if you disagree] Success => Senate Votes to Call English 'Common Language' of U.S. Friday, May 19, 2006 http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,196152,00.html WASHINGTON Ã¢â‚¬â€ The Senate voted Thursday to make English the national language of the United States. Sort of. Moments after the 63-34 vote, it decided to call the mother tongue a "common and unifying language." ~ I have long felt that our language is the central component of our culture; although a diverse nation, this country has recently - and wrongly - allowed several languages to become commonplace and acted to become bilingual, perverting the wonderful pedigree of the English Language. The problems of bilingualism are legion; Quebec, Canada, stands as a central example of why going down the road of bilingualism is suicide for our culture, particularly for educational systems which would need to comply. Let's make English our shared language and force newcomers to learn our mother tongue and become assimilated in the American Society.