English Only: When Lib Pandering Costs the Rest of Us

Finally, a Republican Legislator is trying to tackle our oversized government and one of the many bounds it has a tendency to overstep.  Senator Lamar Alexander is taking the EEOC to task for filing suit against groups like the Salvation Army for enforcing stated Enlish-only policies for the workplace. 

Alexander introduced a bill that would bar the group from taking such actions.  In introducing it, Alexander said, “I cannot imagine that the framers of the 1964 Civil Rights Act intended to say that it’s discrimination for a shoe shop owner to say to his or her employee, ‘I want you to be able to speak America’s common language on the job,'”

Representative Charles Gonzales retorted by giving us permission to have English-only rules in our own places of business, provided we could prove to the federal government “that English-only rule is relevant to job performance, safety, efficiency and so on.”   Gonzales further declare, however, that he and the EEOC were capable of reading minds, and knew that the Salvation Army was just trying to “discriminate against people based on national origin” in making and enforcing its English-only policy.

 The EEOC, regardless of charter, is far overstepping constitutional authority here, by calling rank regarding personal hiring practices over an individual, local or even state level.  And here, I was under the impression that in this country you had the freedom to run your business as you saw fit, so long as you didn’t harm somebody else’s life, liberty or property.  As far as I know, having stated business practices, and enforcing those standards is well within that line.  An individual is free to stop working for a company if they don’t like the rules they should follow.  Are there exceptions to this?  Possibly.  Should business owners have to prove the legitimacy of their own practices to the federal government?  Not in my country, they shouldn’t. 

This is what Lamar Alexander, and those with him are trying to prevent.  They are trying to return the US back to a free country.  And they are hitting a solid wall of uber libs like Pelosi and Gonzales. 

With the EEOC deciding that it’s within government purview to check your hiring and firing processes, then, what it boils down to is that you had better have good reasons for your work policies.  And you’d better make darn sure Charlie Gonzales isn’t there to read your thoughts. 

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