Bill of Responsibilities — Citizen and Language

An earlier post (April 4, 2012) defined a number of amendments to the United States Constitution that, together, could be considered a Bill of Responsibilities akin to the original Bill of Rights.  What is the reasoning behind each of the proposed amendments?  In this post, I’ll expand on the first two of the suggested amendments – citizenship and official language.

Who is a Citizen?

Amendment A — Citizens

Section 1

A Citizen of the United States of America is a person whose mother or father is a citizen of the United States of America, has obtained citizenship through the process of naturalization, or is a Citizen at the time of the adoption of this amendment.

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Amendment B — Language

Section 1

The official language of the United States shall be English.

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