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Old 04-26-2013, 10:10 AM
 
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Why is it dumb?

Shouldn't they learn our culture, heritage and love for the country?
Who's to say they won't? That has to be a government mandate?
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Old 04-26-2013, 10:14 AM
 
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Why is it dumb?

Shouldn't they learn our culture, heritage and love for the country? Shouldn't they respect the American people by showing how much they care?

THIS!!!

Just like we did when took this land from the....ooops, nevermind
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Old 04-26-2013, 10:15 AM
 
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Who's to say they won't?
They don't now.

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That has to be a government mandate?
Yes.
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Old 04-26-2013, 10:17 AM
 
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THIS!!!

Just like we did when took this land from the....ooops, nevermind
Please elaborate

The Spanish, the French & English immigrated & form their borders like everyone else. OOPs...
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Old 04-26-2013, 10:18 AM
 
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They don't now.



Yes.
They do where I live. We have a huge migrant population here because of the tobacco and cotton growing. Most of them here know English or at least attempt to try and speak it. Their kids go to public schools and speak English very well and most speak English without accents, well they're kind of southern sounding.
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Old 04-26-2013, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Why can't they be made to learn English?
I dunno...

Is this a quiz?

My bet is most of 'em do.
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Old 04-26-2013, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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THIS!!!

Just like we did when took this land from the....ooops, nevermind
We?
Got a mouse in your pocket?
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Old 04-26-2013, 10:23 AM
 
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They do where I live. We have a huge migrant population here because of the tobacco and cotton growing. Most of them here know English or at least attempt to try and speak it. Their kids go to public schools and speak English very well and most speak English without accents, well they're kind of southern sounding.

I may not live in your neck of the woods, & if they do thats a good sign. I can attest most Americans are pushing 1 for English.

If there was a real effort we would end things like that and bilingual verbiage on forms & pushing 1 for English.

If we mandate things to be in 1 language English, most would make the effort to learn & adapt.

It would also show respect & appreciation for the country & its people.
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Old 04-26-2013, 10:24 AM
 
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I dunno...

Is this a quiz?

My bet is most of 'em do.
Its a question.
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Old 04-26-2013, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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English requirement is unnecessary. It goes away by itself as successive generations are born. If you lived in an area where every other person is hispanic you would appreciate that your concerns are overblown. The second gens all speak English fluently if with a bit of an accent. They do struggle in school at first because English is not their language at home, but they quickly adjust and end up bilingual. By the third gen, even the accent is gone and many can no longer speak much Spanish at all. There is nothing special here. This is the same pattern as every immigrant group has displayed. Far from being un-American it is, in fact, quintessentially American. Relax, it's gonna be alright.
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