Should English be the official language?

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Thread Topic: Should English be the official language?

  • FLgirl92 Newbie
    I say yes. I'm not saying you need to be fully literate just to get into the country, but you should be able to ask people questions and carry out conversations. If you want to speak Spanish amongst yourselves, fine, but this is our country and we speak English. I was born here and I shouldn't have to adapt to you by learning Spanish.
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    tongue Advanced
    I agree. I don't think I could have said it any better myself.
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    Teresa22 Junior
    I disagree to some point. People should be able to have pride in their heratige without being shunned by racists. Yet I do agree, those coming to the United States from other countries should have enough English knowledge.
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    I say as long as I know the language It's cool.
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    Appayipyip42 Advanced
    Agreed.
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    madid Junior
    America babies other countries. We have instructions to build stuff in three languages.
  • FLgirl92 Newbie
    Yea, sorry if that came off a little bit racist. Not really the way I meant it at all.
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    Anastasia Hot Shot
    I say that every country should have a single language they do everything official in, while socially and privately people can speak whatever they want. So, yes, I think it's important that a country has unity with one language.
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    Horseluver Experienced
    Yeah, when everyone was immigrating here, they had to learn English, why should that change?
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    Teresa22 Junior
    I sometimes wish I didn't live in the U.S. :/
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    Home gurl Novice
    Sorta agree
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    Home gurl Novice
    Yes it did come out kinda racist
  • motibutton Newbie
    If I were to move to another country, I would expect to need some knowledge of their language.

    If I sent my kids to school in Frnace, they would be taught in French; if I sent them to school in Mexico, they would be taught in Spanish, etc., etc. We seem to be the only people who teach school in 42 different languages. Kids pick up languages quickly and even if they drop a year behind in school, it wouldn't hurt them.

    As for people who want citizenship here, I would require that they speak and read English well enough to make an informed vote. So, yes, I would like to make English the official language.
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    Appayipyip42 Advanced
    Bumping posts to get forum normal again.

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