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Old 04-14-2008, 11:18 PM
 
Location: California
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What's your point?
I don't know man, your talking about the "native language" of the U.S.

 
Old 04-14-2008, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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United States - established 1776

Mexico - established 1821

Southwestern U.S. - established 1848

It doesn't matter what language was spoken on this soil prior to 1848, the language of this nation is ENGLISH. I understand that you love the Spanish language, and I don't have a problem with that. The problem arises when you try to force or justify the Spanish language in THIS nation.

And BTW, have you noticed that the root word of 'Spanish' is SPAIN, a EUROPEAN country?
 
Old 04-14-2008, 11:39 PM
 
Location: California
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Originally Posted by GuyPinestra View Post
United States - established 1776

Mexico - established 1821

Southwestern U.S. - established 1848

It doesn't matter what language was spoken on this soil prior to 1848, the language of this nation is ENGLISH. I understand that you love the Spanish language, and I don't have a problem with that. The problem arises when you try to force or justify the Spanish language in THIS nation.

And BTW, have you noticed that the root word of 'Spanish' is SPAIN, a EUROPEAN country?
We're talking about nativity here, as you pointed out. Spanish was spoken before the U.S became the U.S and Mexico became Mexico. It was New Spain! Who's trying to force it upon people?!? I don't understand!!!!
 
Old 04-15-2008, 12:32 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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Understand this, if everything else exceeds your powers of comprehension. This is the United States of America. Whatever was here before is past. Whatever may be here later is future. TODAY this is the USA, and we speak ENGLISH here. Not Spanish, not German, not French, not Nahuatl. E-N-G-L-I-S-H. That's the language our Constitution was written in, it's the language we use in front of the Supreme Court, it is the de facto national tongue.

IMHO, people who advocate for ANY other language are advocating AGAINST the one thing that has best held this nation together for the last 230 years. Those people need to THINK about what they're doing, and cogitate on the consequences of marginalizing the single LARGEST thing that has held us together THIS long.

Those people can KMA.

Last edited by GuyPinestra; 04-15-2008 at 12:41 AM..
 
Old 04-15-2008, 12:39 AM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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Those people can KMA.
Ok Guy - time to chill out -
 
Old 04-15-2008, 12:42 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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Ok Guy - time to chill out -
What??? Is there something wrong with 'Keep Moving Amigo'????
 
Old 04-15-2008, 12:46 AM
 
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Originally Posted by GuyPinestra View Post
Understand this, if everything else exceeds your powers of comprehension. This is the United States of America. Whatever was here before is past. Whatever may be here later is future. TODAY this is the USA, and we speak ENGLISH here. Not Spanish, not German, not French, not Nahuatl. E-N-G-L-I-S-H. That's the language our Constitution was written in, it's the language we use in front of the Supreme Court, it is the de facto national tongue.

IMHO, people who advocate for ANY other language are advocating AGAINST the one thing that has best held this nation together for the last 230 years. Those people need to THINK about what they're doing, and cogitate on the consequences of marginalizing the single LARGEST thing that has held us together THIS long.

Those people can KMA.
Bro, Chill...the revolution is coming...the revolution will not be won by crying but fighting and being a warrior for your cause.
 
Old 04-15-2008, 12:48 AM
 
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Originally Posted by GuyPinestra View Post
Understand this, if everything else exceeds your powers of comprehension. This is the United States of America. Whatever was here before is past. Whatever may be here later is future. TODAY this is the USA, and we speak ENGLISH here. Not Spanish, not German, not French, not Nahuatl. E-N-G-L-I-S-H. That's the language our Constitution was written in, it's the language we use in front of the Supreme Court, it is the de facto national tongue.

IMHO, people who advocate for ANY other language are advocating AGAINST the one thing that has best held this nation together for the last 230 years. Those people need to THINK about what they're doing, and cogitate on the consequences of marginalizing the single LARGEST thing that has held us together THIS long.

Those people can KMA.
The world changes (that is not a bad thing) it is not the same as even our grandparents, look how far we have come in many area's. We would not even be discussing this on a forum if it were not for computers and Internet.
No one is asking you to give up english, but if you do not keep up with what is going on around you, you will be left in the dust. It is like someone that hates computers and insists on only using a typwriter, soon there will no longer be any typewriters. I think change is good, but that is my opinion.
 
Old 04-15-2008, 01:51 AM
 
Location: California
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The world changes (that is not a bad thing) it is not the same as even our grandparents, look how far we have come in many area's. We would not even be discussing this on a forum if it were not for computers and Internet.
No one is asking you to give up english, but if you do not keep up with what is going on around you, you will be left in the dust. It is like someone that hates computers and insists on only using a typwriter, soon there will no longer be any typewriters. I think change is good, but that is my opinion.
Change has gotten us where we are. And I think it's safe to say this is the longest immigration thread we've ever had.
 
Old 04-15-2008, 01:56 AM
 
Location: OC, CA
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Learn english and obtain legal citizenship. Thats all I ask.
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