Sen. Alexander to Introduce Senate Resolution on Singing National Anthem in English

Posted on April 28, 2006

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), former U.S. Secretary of Education, said today he will introduce on Monday a Senate Resolution “giving senators an opportunity to remind the country why we sing our National Anthem in English. “We Americans are a unique nation of immigrants united by a common language and a belief in principles expressed in our Declaration of Independence and our Constitution, not by our race, ancestry or country of origin. We are proud of the countries we have come from, but we are prouder to be Americans,” said Alexander. “That is why our national motto is E Pluribus Unum, one from many. That is why the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag, the Oath of Allegiance for new citizens, and the National Anthem – all important symbols of our national unity – were written in, and should be said or sung in, our common language, English,” he said.