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Old 05-17-2012, 03:10 PM
 
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This comments remind of the that joke. "What do you call someone that only speaks one language" American.
I could say something about the many mono-lingual Mexicans and other Latinos but I'll let it go at that.

 
Old 05-17-2012, 03:14 PM
 
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This is a Spanish speak nation why should they move?
No, we are not known for being a Spanish speaking nation just because a minority group does speak Spanish. Our national de facto language is English.
 
Old 05-17-2012, 03:16 PM
 
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What law establishes English as the nation's language?
To be a naturalize citizen you must know English. In some cases the elderly are exempt.
 
Old 05-17-2012, 03:18 PM
 
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To be a naturalize citizen you must know English. In some cases the elderly are exempt.
And that in your mind establishes English as an official language?
 
Old 05-17-2012, 03:20 PM
 
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To be a naturalize citizen you must know English. In some cases the elderly are exempt.
Also congress already declared that English is our national language and therefore Democrats said we don't need to make it "official". There are over 30 some states however that did make English their official state language. California is one of them.
 
Old 05-17-2012, 03:24 PM
 
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I agree. And I think its bullcrap that someone who does speak spanish gets the job over me, even though I work 10 times harder and am a much better employee.
So then learn Spanish.
 
Old 05-17-2012, 04:06 PM
 
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Also congress already declared that English is our national language...
As a matter of legislation? Could you provide a cite for that?
 
Old 05-17-2012, 10:22 PM
 
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English isnt the official USA language.
 
Old 05-18-2012, 01:20 AM
 
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And that in your mind establishes English as an official language?
The official language is ENGLISH in California. Hard to believe, I know, but it's true. The mainstream language of the US is English, as is the language of the Internet.
 
Old 05-18-2012, 02:10 AM
 
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No, I'm not bothered by it. I'm glad my tax dollars are going toward teaching English to immigrants. It's important for them to learn the language, and my god - do you realize how cheap it is to run those programs? Many ESL teachers are even volunteers. I taught ESL for a short time myself.

If you want to get upset about your tax dollars being spent, I think there are a lot bigger things to worry about.

how about this instead. make english the only language and make it so when people call on the phone, only english is available. if whoever is calling cant speak english, then obviously they need to learn it. not our fault they cannot learn the language of that country.
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