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Should ENGLISH be the official language of the United States of America?

Drue-AFCL 2013/02/02 11:35:49
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  • JMCC 2013/02/02 12:07:22
    No
    JMCC
    +20
    I actually would have preferred an undecided or a "Is it actually necessary" option.

    Did you know that English is not the official language of England or Great Britain?

    The reasoning is simple, there is no need to enshrine English as the official language into law since all the law is written in English. Meaning that it is by de facto THE official language...

    If all law had to be laid down in French or Latin then it might well be necessary to define the official language, yet since since it is not, then it is a bit of any empty issue.

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  • Brosia 2013/03/04 01:51:11
    No
    Brosia
    Here is the thing. I think that if you go to a country that speaks a certain language, you should probably attempt to speak the language. But, we have a country that has been a mixing pot for a very long time, and it is a little late to be getting all mad about people not speaking English all the time. Sure, I get pissed having to push "1" for English from time to time, but the country I live in is a melting pot, and we should embrace that.
  • Th8nos 2013/03/02 13:17:12
  • Mj PINKYFINGERDOWN 2013/02/20 22:26:49
  • sglmom 2013/02/15 04:58:44
    Yes
    sglmom
    +2
    Definitely
  • SK-pro impeachment 2013/02/11 23:34:19
    Yes
    SK-pro impeachment
    +2
    However it only missed being Hebrew by only a couple of votes. That would be most interesting.
  • "Abe" 2013/02/11 23:14:00
    Yes
    "Abe"
    +2
    Is a pig's @ss pork? LOL
  • John.J.J.Stevens 2013/02/11 11:47:22
    Yes
    John.J.J.Stevens
    +2
    I would love for this to finally make the ballot. Theree times it was slated to be on it to have been blocked by varrious movements. Last time Palin was part of the movement to block it along with other TP members (she was the most vocal against it going to vote)
  • Tom Trojan 2013/02/08 00:29:25
    Yes
    Tom Trojan
    +4
    It is common sense and would save the government a ton in printing costs.....
  • Tennessean 2013/02/07 18:58:08
    Yes
    Tennessean
    +3
    "In the first place we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the man's becoming in very fact an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag, and this excludes the red flag, which symbolizes all wars against liberty and civilization, just as much as it excludes any foreign flag of a nation to which we are hostile...We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language...and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."

    Theodore Roosevelt 1907
  • Cn2012 2013/02/06 03:44:13
    Yes
    Cn2012
    +3
    This country needs to have some sort of standard.
  • Diamond Girl 2013/02/05 18:37:09
  • Dave**Gay for Girls** 2013/02/05 13:56:40
  • Rogue_Loner 2013/02/05 13:50:28
  • ShadowKat 2013/02/05 13:40:33
    No
    ShadowKat
    There really should be an undecided choice, because most Americans speak english, but the thing is, many immigrants are becoming legal, and it makes this country full of many languages, not just one.
  • Tom Trojan ShadowKat 2013/02/08 00:31:27
    Tom Trojan
    Yes, but wouldn't it be easier to have one common language??

    Otherwise people will continue to remain separated by a language barrier into their own little groups......
  • Chico Pernalis 2013/02/05 13:27:54
    Yes
    Chico Pernalis
    +4
    Old Teddy said so!
    Teddy Roosevelt on english
  • Steve ☮ R ☮ P ☮ 2012 ☮ 2013/02/05 01:55:31
    No
    Steve ☮ R ☮ P ☮ 2012 ☮
    +1
    Who cares?
  • Commrade#371 2013/02/05 00:17:19
    Yes
    Commrade#371
    +3
    Yes, just because the laws are written in english dosent make it the official language. Laws can be changed. It should be made the official language
  • Mike Commrad... 2013/02/05 04:01:42
    Mike
    Hi Karl!,
    How is Friedrich ?
  • Commrad... Mike 2013/02/05 17:16:24
    Commrade#371
    +1
    Dead lol
  • rightagain 2013/02/04 19:38:11
    Yes
    rightagain
    +3
    If one comes here for a better life then why would they not want to speak English.
    If they come here wanting u,s to become like them,then they should go back from whence thou came.
  • Mike rightagain 2013/02/04 23:09:19
    Mike
    +1
    they merely want the better life, but without expecting to need to learn English.
  • Danielle 2013/02/04 19:04:56
  • Pyro-82 2013/02/04 18:34:31
    Yes
    Pyro-82
    +3
    It sort of is and has been, I have not found a problem with it yet.
  • TombstoneJim 2013/02/04 18:16:41
    Yes
    TombstoneJim
    +3
    and the ONLY language this is used to conduct government.
  • Ripley 2013/02/04 14:59:44
    Yes
    Ripley
    +5
    and everyone say the Pledge of Allegiance in English.
  • FlyGalsMom 2013/02/04 14:04:23
    Yes
    FlyGalsMom
    +4
    We would have more money if we saved on printing foreign signs etc~ in the past immigrants learned English and things were fine~ More and more states are declaring English as the official language~ See Link:
    http://www.us-english.org/vie...
  • The dead and the silent 2013/02/04 12:36:49
    No
    The dead and the silent
    +1
    It's already the language everything is in - making it the official language is just an excuse to bully immigrants.
  • silentart The dea... 2013/02/04 23:00:20
    silentart
    +2
    What make you think that is akind of bully immigrants? If immigrants refuse to learn, I would call him traitor to USA because they can not get freedom in their homeland better than in our America!
  • Tom Trojan The dea... 2013/02/08 00:33:38
    Tom Trojan
    Wrong..... the government spends a small fortune printing and preparing documents in multiple languages.

    There once was a time when imigrants wanted their kids to learn english and assimilate into society. Not doing so only keeps people separated.
  • Professor 2013/02/04 11:09:21
    Yes
    Professor
    +4
    If you have decided that you need to move to another country for a better life, is it unreasonable to learn and use that country's language? If your birth country was so great, why did you leave?
  • M 2013/02/04 11:08:36
    Yes
    M
    +3
    Last I checked it was...
  • Drue-AFCL M 2013/02/04 18:38:27
    Drue-AFCL
    +3
    Check again
  • redhorse29 2013/02/04 07:57:42
    Yes
    redhorse29
    +2
    It already is.
  • Cat 2013/02/04 06:49:55
    Yes
    Cat
    +3
    Yes. Should have been done 200 years ago.
  • Benji 2013/02/04 06:44:44
    No
    Benji
    +3
    We should not have an official language.
  • Mike Benji 2013/02/04 18:44:16
    Mike
    +2
    what do you suggest --- that we all learn Esperanto ?
  • Benji Mike 2013/02/04 22:18:11
    Benji
    +1
    We don't have an official language yet I don't have any problem speaking English. It's unnecessary
  • Gracie ~Gun Totin' Gracie~ 2013/02/04 06:42:51
    Yes
    Gracie ~Gun Totin' Gracie~
    +4
    It is suppose to be.
  • Rick 2013/02/04 05:09:21
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