Now was I surprised to read this! I was sure the US had English as their official language. Turns out they did not or at least for some reason they now feel it is important to have officially Englishas their national language. I think this only gives an idea of how open and welcoming America used to be. And it also gives an idea of how tough it intends to become. Nice act of salesmanship on behalf of President Bush though; he said that `English allows newcomers to go from picking crops to opening a grocery, from cleaning offices to running offices." That's probably one of the things I admire most about the US: sales & marketing mastership, including in politics.