Why Voters Should Be Required To Understand English

Why Voters Should Be Required To Understand English

The American Thinker recently published an opinion piece that asked the question: “Should Voters Be Required to Understand English?”

The author of the column, Michael Bargo, Jr., answered the question with a resounding yes.

In his article, Bargo observed that “the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services states that someone who wants to become a naturalized citizen must ‘be over 18 years of age[;] have resided in the U.S. as a permanent green card resident for at least five years’; and be able to ‘read, write, and speak English.’”

Bargo furthered his argument by stating: “One may then reasonably ask why polling places are now required to have voting instructions and ballots in many foreign languages. If it’s a necessary requirement of naturalized citizenship to be able to read, write, and speak English, then why are Democratic-run sanctuary states bypassing this requirement and printing voter registration forms and ballots in foreign languages? After all, naturalized citizens must be able to speak, read, and write English, and no foreign-born person can vote unless he takes the time to apply for naturalization.”

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