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Poll: Should English be the OFFICIAL Language of the United States??

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Posted over 5 years ago

 

We all know that the English language has been the primary language in the United States. But does everyone know that the language was never made the Official Language of the U.S.? Are you tired of hearing "To Continue in English, Press 1"?


Do you think English should become our Official language? What are your thoughts?


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See? not everyone knew that. Actually I didn't know it until about 6 or 7 years ago.


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Rated +1 | Posted over 5 years ago

 

Didn't know that either. It should be mandatory. If you live here, you speak English. Feel free to speak any other language within your culture, family, ethnic community...but should be required to speak English as well. In order to pass your driver's test....same requirement!


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Rated +2 | Posted over 5 years ago

 

Nations who do not truly MELT together as ONE will fall into ruin.  One nation, one language (officially).


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English is the most widely spoken language throught this great nation so it should have been the official lanugage YEARS ago. If you don't know English and are living here, learn it or GET OUT! (Mini-rant over)


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English should absolutely be the official language of this nation.  Many in other countries learn the language in order to survive in tourist industries.  Here we have millions who arrive here illegally and don't even bother to learn the language in order to assimilate more easily. 


If I permanently moved to another country, I would not expect them to assimilate to me.  I would want to show the locals that I wanted to contribute to the community by making communication easier.  I would not want nor expect them to cater to my laziness of not learning the local language.    

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English should absolutely be the official language of this nation.  Many in other countries learn the language in order to survive in tourist industries.



I know, makes me wonder if in ten years they'll all know Cantonese


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English, no doubt. Dumb libs keep this down because they feel sorry for immigrants. My Grandparents came to the US only speaking Italian and did not expect the people of Boston outside their neighborhood to speak anything but English and certainly not Italian. Stupid.....


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Yes, English should be our Country's official language

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what else should it be? couldnt be anything else

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Yes, no doubts about it.


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 My arm is raised!!! English NEEDS to be the official language.  Doesn't every country on this whole planet have an official language???? I know there sure are a lot of Spanish speaking people here in the USA.  I"m strongly feel, and I'm not trying to offend anyone here that reads my post, that if you do come to this country, you need to learn English.  You don't have to speak it properly all the time, but know it well enough to be able to get by.  If I moved to another country, i.e. Germany, out of respect,  I would learn German so I can speak it to the natives.  I've seen some people that have lives in the US for years and don't know how to speak English!!!! That really bothers me.


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YES!  It's common sense, but yet we are dealing with Congress and Obama, so they'll be against the will of the people.  Things have got to change folks.

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Rated +2 | Posted over 5 years ago

 

Press 1 for what?


So, now people, what the hell are we going to do about it?


I, myself, an sick and friggen tired of hearing words that I do not understand everywhere I go. If I moved to Mexico, do you think they would speak English so I could get by?


Shit no!

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Rated +1 | Posted over 5 years ago

 

As the British would say ,"We are two Nations separated my a common language".  With the current state of affairs in this Country , King Obamination , Queen Pelosi , and Court Jesters Reed, Kennedy, and Kerry will have sold us out "BY TALKING OUR ENEMIES TO DEATH". Or so they think! Ha-Ha, jokes on them someone is wearing a "suicide Vest" , BOOM!


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,"We are two Nations separated my a common language," This is a paraphrased statement by Winston Churchill, but it is right on point.  Ben Franklin wanted to make German the official language, to seperate us even further from the British.


But that, as we say is history.  The problem facing us now, is that too many languages are used on official documents, drivers test, etc...


There is also a prep class for people who want to become US Citizens to take, so that they have a minimum command of the language to pass that test.  Even those born and raised here often have trouble mastering the language.  It is also said that learning english is very difficult, well that is just too damn bad.


If we were in some third world pile of dung country, no one would accomodate us, we would have to lern their double speak in order to commuicate.  It is funny that the most desired language to learn, outside of ths country is English.  Most educated people speak English, even though many try to hide it, but you can see them answering question before they are fully interperted.


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YES to English and One Nation Under God!


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As I´ve been hearing the English language go down hill ever since hip hop came to age in the past 10 years what´s offical and whats not?


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Who voted no?


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You may speak any language in your home. This is the place for cultural perpetuation. Within the confines of the mainstream sociocultural 'superstructure' (e.g. Government programs, social services, etc.) english should be the official homogenization of our society.

Were I to move to Spain, I would be expected to speak spanish and conduct business using "the language of the realm" wouldn't I? Of course I would! Why should moving (emigrating) to this country be any different?

Yes, english needs to be the official language.

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The way to slove this problem is get someone in each state to get a petition going and good luck!  This should have been done 20 years ago. Looks like its too late now!   It is not politically correct to do this according to the news Media and the Liberals.  I think some people in the border states tried this about five years ago and failed. I know California failed on it's vote!  


A legislator introduced a bill here in Texas, this year, but it failed to get out of commitie!

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IowaNinersFan says ...



Who voted no?



No idea, but whoever did is an idiot.


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IowaNinersFan says ...



Who voted no?



No idea, but whoever did is an idiot.



Or someone looking to cause problems (unlss they want to post a response). However, it was an opinion question in an open forum, so what are ya gonna do??


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May I be so bold and start a tread whithin a tread, English language, I've heard more corruption within the English language within the American public these past 10 or so years, forget Spanish or French, ENGLISH!


Example I hear from White's on t.v. radio, public "He Disted me" What in the world those six letter words come from, I know disrespect, where does these examples come from?


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May I be so bold and start a tread whithin a tread, English language, I've heard more corruption within the English language within the American public these past 10 or so years, forget Spanish or French, ENGLISH!


Example I hear from White's on t.v. radio, public "He Disted me" What in the world those that six letter word come from, I know disrespect, where does these examples come from?


THE STREET, HIP HOP, RAP, MTV, LIBERALS!



And it's only gettin worse.


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Absolutely yes. The continued survival of the United States...united being the operative word....is the cultural unity that is facilitated by a common language. Ethnic languages are welcome, but when you vote, get a DL, or take a civil service exam, English should be the language it's done in!

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SuzanneNGa says ...



 My arm is raised!!! English NEEDS to be the official language.  Doesn't every country on this whole planet have an official language???? I know there sure are a lot of Spanish speaking people here in the USA.  I"m strongly feel, and I'm not trying to offend anyone here that reads my post, that if you do come to this country, you need to learn English.  You don't have to speak it properly all the time, but know it well enough to be able to get by.  If I moved to another country, i.e. Germany, out of respect,  I would learn German so I can speak it to the natives.  I've seen some people that have lives in the US for years and don't know how to speak English!!!! That really bothers me.



 


right... 'cause the U.S. follows everyone else's example...? i think it's fine the way it is, it's been my experience that most people that want english to be the "official" language of the U.S. don't speak any other languages. i'm not saying that this is always the case, or that everyone should learn a second language. but there's definitely a tolerance factor there. again, i'm not saying it's a race issue, or that anyone is being derogatory, just that there is a lack of tolerance for it. i mean is having to press one that big of an inconvenience? it's just one little button. and unless it's a matter of national security i don't see the importance of voting on it, or making it into a federal issue. 

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SuzanneNGa says ...



 My arm is raised!!! English NEEDS to be the official language.  Doesn't every country on this whole planet have an official language???? I know there sure are a lot of Spanish speaking people here in the USA.  I"m strongly feel, and I'm not trying to offend anyone here that reads my post, that if you do come to this country, you need to learn English.  You don't have to speak it properly all the time, but know it well enough to be able to get by.  If I moved to another country, i.e. Germany, out of respect,  I would learn German so I can speak it to the natives.  I've seen some people that have lives in the US for years and don't know how to speak English!!!! That really bothers me.



 


right... 'cause the U.S. follows everyone else's example...? i think it's fine the way it is, it's been my experience that most people that want english to be the "official" language of the U.S. don't speak any other languages. i'm not saying that this is always the case, or that everyone should learn a second language. but there's definitely a tolerance factor there. again, i'm not saying it's a race issue, or that anyone is being derogatory, just that there is a lack of tolerance for it. i mean is having to press one that big of an inconvenience? it's just one little button. and unless it's a matter of national security i don't see the importance of voting on it, or making it into a federal issue. 



Remy, very good response...agree 100%.  The USA doesnt have to follow anyone elses example...we do what we want to do, let Europe and whomever else do what they want to do. 


Tolerance is a beautiful righteouss thing....so is diversity, so is culture.  America isnt a melting pot, its a salad...with many different ingrediants givving it a unified discinctive flavor that makes it stand out on a table of homogeus dishes. 


The more cultures here the better...the more languages the better.  I love being able to drive through my city and hear many different languages....love it. Love learning to relate to people who are diferent, love learning their culture.  If they dont speak my language, thats fine...their children will. 


Agreed....I can now communicate in 3 languages other than english, least of all because my fiance is not American and doesnt speak english like a natural born American.  thats fine, she is learning...and Im learning her language at that, and our children will know both from childhood...giving them a natural edge over those who speak only one. 


Do I want everyone to speak english? Id like them to.  Do I think that it should be the official language of the USA? Hell no...why? Because the federal government has no business officializing anything.  Remember what the founding fathers wanted....states rights, power to the states to govern themselves.


Now...the STATES should vote on such matters, not the federal government.  And I would vote against my state making english the official language. 


And for those who dont have a useful working knowledge of how the world works...here are some examples..


Swedens majort speak Swedish...but there are also Sammi speakers in the far north with a VERY different language and culture than the Swedes...th Sammi were in Sweden before the Germanic speaking Swedes arrived.  The Sammi are being FORCED by the Swedes and the Norwegian governments (since they live in an area called "Lapland") to learn nothing but Swedish or Norwegian in school...and the result has been a vanishing of Sammi culture.


The British, with their brutal repression of the Catholic Irish and imposed immigration from Dutch, English, and Scotish protestant populations over the years have managed to set into motion the disappearance of Gaelic from its territory of Northern Ireland...Gaelic still spoken in the Irish Republic, is now a rarity in northern Ireland...where English dominates.  What were the British trying to do? kill the Irish Catholic culture and replace it with British influenced culture.


We can bring up issue after issue..the fiece Basque opposition to Spanish domination of their culture, the Afrikaners trying to impose Afrikaans on the Venda, Xhosa, the Zulu in hopes they would become more 'manageable'.......the treatment of native Americans in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, in which the Spanish speaking Mexican government is trying to stomp out Indian language and culture in that region.....the imposing of Arab Sudanese language and culture on Chrisan and Animist Bantu speakers in southern Sudan, who dont want to be Arabs.....but this doesnt happen in the USA. We dont do that.  "Give me your poor, your tired huddled masses"....it doesnt say "you will be assimilated....resistance is futile...you must comply"....(for your Star Trek fans)


Oh...and I voted against it above, so I guess Im one of the idiots.  Cant says Im ashamed though......tolerance is a righteous concept.  and if it means Im not in the majority, so be it...know what else is a beautiful thing? Democracy...

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I thought it was already......but I sure get PO'd when I make a call on the phone and get a darn recording ....saying to press 1 for English!!!!


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Rated +1 | Posted over 5 years ago

 

It is only going to get worse.  No one has the backbone to stand up for what's right.  The American Dream is over.  I only speak english on my traffic stops even though I have been to several spanish for law enforcement continuing education programs.  If I stop a car they better know what I'm saying not the other way around.

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