Townhall columnist Jeff Jacoby lauded English as our common tongue here in the United States.
Jacoby cited his own father, an immigrant from Czechoslovakia, as an example of someone who made learning English one of his first priorities when he arrived in this nation.
Jacoby also noted the Boston Globe report that stated, “Learning English is arguably the most valuable skill immigrants can acquire after they arrive in the United States.”
Jacoby further noted a Pew Research Center study that found that more than 90% of United States residents “voice the view that to be truly American it is very or somewhat important that a person speak English.”
“There is no disputing that English is America’s common tongue,” Jacoby observed.