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View Poll Results: Should English be the official language of the US?
Yes 115 89.84%
No 13 10.16%
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Old 01-13-2005, 10:10 AM   #1
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Default Should English be the official language of the US?

I say yes. Not because I dislike cultural diversity, but because I think it's best for everybody involved.
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Old 01-13-2005, 10:10 AM   #2
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No. It should be Swahili.
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Old 01-13-2005, 10:12 AM   #3
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There should be SOME official language. That official language should not preclude the use of other languages at any point, but a TOEFL test should be a part of citizenship.
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Old 01-13-2005, 10:12 AM   #4
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Old 01-13-2005, 10:12 AM   #6
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1 vote for ebonics; circa 1998

That way, we don't have to worry about the grammar police
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Old 01-13-2005, 10:13 AM   #7
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No.
This nation was founded as a melting pot for all ethnic origins. For us to single out our european heritage and declare it our national language would go against exactly what the founding fathers were trying for. For all the same reasons we don't have a national religon.
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Old 01-13-2005, 10:13 AM   #8
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Old 01-13-2005, 10:14 AM   #9
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IIRC, the way the laws are currently written, if English became the official language of the US, then ALL US Government institutions would be required to conduct all business in English, including schools, DMV's, town offices, etc. This would cause a major problem in some locations.
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Old 01-13-2005, 10:17 AM   #10
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No.
This nation was founded as a melting pot for all ethnic origins. For us to single out our european heritage and declare it our national language would go against exactly what the founding fathers were trying for. For all the same reasons we don't have a national religon.
I got news for you. Every language spoken in the western hemisphere is from the eastern hemisphere. The English, Dutch, French, Spanish, and Portugese killed the indiginous people, so no one speaks Mayan or Incan anymore. So with the except of the small part of the population who speaks Chinese (most of which have taken the time to learn English anyway), we're ALL speaking European languages. Why not pick one to try to form a more harmonius and unified society? Plus, it would make talking to the landscaper a helluva lot easier.
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IIRC, the way the laws are currently written, if English became the official language of the US, then ALL US Government institutions would be required to conduct all business in English, including schools, DMV's, town offices, etc. This would cause a major problem in some locations.
Those locations who can't function in English already HAVE major problems.
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Old 01-13-2005, 10:18 AM   #12
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Yes it should be english and everyone in this country should learn to speak it
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you guys are equating making english the official language to landscapers speaking english at a more advanced level. no chance.
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Maybe we should force everyone to speak english andlook like us. Lets close the borders while we are at it.
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Old 01-13-2005, 10:21 AM   #15
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Those locations who can't function in English already HAVE major problems.
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Maybe we should force everyone to speak english andlook like us. Lets close the borders while we are at it.
I guess it all depends on what "us" looks like

You're absolutely right! Let's form a border-closing alliance!
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Old 01-13-2005, 10:25 AM   #19
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That sounds good too!
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Je pense qu'il devrait être français parce que le Français est l'une des langues les plus sexy jamais.
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Making it an official language isn't going to suddenly make America an Arian Nation
It will just make functioning as a cohertent society a lot easier. We're already very accomodating to spanish speakers. When was the last time you went to an ATM or called an 800 number where you didn't get an option for Espanol?
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Making it an official language isn't going to suddenly make America an Arian Nation
It will just make functioning as a cohertent society a lot easier. We're already very accomodating to spanish speakers. When was the last time you went to an ATM or called an 800 number where you didn't get an option for Espanol?
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Je pense qu'il devrait être français parce que le Français est l'une des langues les plus sexy jamais.
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Je pense qu'il devrait être français parce que le Français est l'une des langues les plus sexy jamais.
See, IRL that would be annoying...but you're like, a girl and stuff, so it's hawt!
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