English First

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"English First" is an organization within the English-only movement whose mission is to make English the official language of the United States of America. It is headed by racist gun nut Larry Pratt.

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English First holds that learning English is a "moral obligation" and that any attempt "to give foreign languages the same status as English" - that is, to provide bilingual materials or education to help immigrant families learn - is unpatriotic.

Working with Rep. Toby Roth (R-WI) and Rep. Peter King (R-NY), English First attempted to draft federal legislation - H.R. 739 and H.R. 1005 - that would repeal both the Bilingual Education Act and the bilingual provisions of the Voting Rights Act.[1] (This probably has something to do with Larry Pratt's fear that Hispanic immigrants are part of a Democratic plot to gain votes.[2])

English First tries to cover up their thinly-veiled racism with the line that their motivation is "costs," but it's not hard to notice their curious fixation on Hispanic immigrants...[3]

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