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Old 08-23-2009, 11:42 PM
 
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Disgusting.

I doubt that any Hispanic nation has its official government websites in English.
Government of Mexico in line (http://www.gob.mx/wb/egobierno/egob_General_Information - broken link)

The whole subsection of the forum devoted to illegal immigration seems to be mostly about people's fear of anything Hispanic(well basically anything Mexican). Are you really that threatened by any use of the Spanish language? Should we rename all the Spanish place names in the Southwest?
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Old 08-24-2009, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Government of Mexico in line (http://www.gob.mx/wb/egobierno/egob_General_Information - broken link)

The whole subsection of the forum devoted to illegal immigration seems to be mostly about people's fear of anything Hispanic(well basically anything Mexican). Are you really that threatened by any use of the Spanish language? Should we rename all the Spanish place names in the Southwest?
Thank for the link; I stand corrected.

As for the use of Spanish here in the USA: what irks me is inordinate number of illegal aliens here, most of whom are indeed Hispanic. OTOH; quite a few of the legal immigrant Latinos (and other groups) want to assimilate and speak English, even if it is not the best.
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Old 08-24-2009, 08:14 AM
 
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Government of Mexico in line (http://www.gob.mx/wb/egobierno/egob_General_Information - broken link)

The whole subsection of the forum devoted to illegal immigration seems to be mostly about people's fear of anything Hispanic(well basically anything Mexican). Are you really that threatened by any use of the Spanish language? Should we rename all the Spanish place names in the Southwest?
BS! This isn't about fear of anything Hispanic it is about objecting to becoming just another Mexico culturally due to illegal immigration and non-assimilating Mexican-Americans. Doesn't matter that the southwest has many things with Spanish names. The Spanish language came over here along with the Spaniards but overall it was decided long ago that English would be our country's language. It is disrespectful not to learn or speak English when one knows how to out in public unless you are a tourist. It is mostly Spanish speakers who do this and just what is their reason for doing this? It is because they will never accept this country's language as their language of usage. Let's face it, it reeks of arrogance and defiance and non-assimilation. I know of many who have lived in this country for 10 plus years and have never bothered to learn English.
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Old 08-24-2009, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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BS! This isn't about fear of anything Hispanic it is about objecting to becoming just another Mexico culturally due to illegal immigration and non-assimilating Mexican-Americans. Doesn't matter that the southwest has many things with Spanish names. The Spanish language came over here along with the Spaniards but overall it was decided long ago that English would be our country's language. It is disrespectful not to learn or speak English when one knows how to out in public unless you are a tourist. It is mostly Spanish speakers who do this and just what is their reason for doing this? It is because they will never accept this country's language as their language of usage. Let's face it, it reeks of arrogance and defiance and non-assimilation. I know of many who have lived in this country for 10 plus years and have never bothered to learn English.
All the more reason to mandate the use of English only for all government services; especially voting materials, WIC, welfare, etc. with the obvious exception of public health/safety services.
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Old 08-24-2009, 07:54 PM
 
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It' a proven fact that Multiculturism does not work in this country. That's the main reason the US was considered a melting pot. Likewise to Amnesty.
Do you realize what would happen if either of these take place? Or does that even matter to you.

Do you consider yourself an "American citizen"?
If so:
How would you like to see this country in say, 20 years from now?


Just a frienly gesture, I don't want to label you as a "Race Baiter" or a racist and I don't want sound like a moderator, because I'm not. But in some of your posts your about to cross the line.
I appreciate your friendly gesture, now, being a us citizen is not an idea, it's a legal status, I think you are right, multiculturalism has never
worked in our country, however, it has always existed, we've always had
isolated communities, i.e. italians, polish greek, black, hispanic, russian, etc. with demarcated boundaries, the peculiar case about hispanic communities is that they are already a large part of our society, and the fastest growing one, I don't know where you live , but here in the northeast the hispanic influence is huge, and in many cases they have melted with all other racial groups, mainly "anglos". The other day I was talking to a Martinez guy who looks more like Michael Douglas, he told me that recently visited some relatives in Puerto Rico, whom he'd never seen before and was so impressed with the warmth and close family ties that he is considering to retire there........
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Old 08-24-2009, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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Sometimes it's hard to tell which way your headed with a post or which direction your coming from..

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My location is in the top right hand corner of this post.

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I appreciate your friendly gesture, now, being a us citizen is not an idea, it's a legal status, I think you are right, multiculturalism has never
worked in our country, however, it has always existed, we've always had
isolated communities, i.e. italians, polish greek, black, hispanic, russian, etc. with demarcated boundaries, the peculiar case about hispanic communities is that they are already a large part of our society, and the fastest growing one, I don't know where you live , but here in the northeast the hispanic influence is huge, and in many cases they have melted with all other racial groups, mainly "anglos". The other day I was talking to a Martinez guy who looks more like Michael Douglas, he told me that recently visited some relatives in Puerto Rico, whom he'd never seen before and was so impressed with the warmth and close family ties that he is considering to retire there........
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Old 08-25-2009, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Cali
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I appreciate your friendly gesture, now, being a us citizen is not an idea, it's a legal status, I think you are right, multiculturalism has never
worked in our country, however, it has always existed, we've always had
isolated communities, i.e. italians, polish greek, black, hispanic, russian, etc. with demarcated boundaries, the peculiar case about hispanic communities is that they are already a large part of our society, and the fastest growing one, I don't know where you live , but here in the northeast the hispanic influence is huge, and in many cases they have melted with all other racial groups, mainly "anglos". The other day I was talking to a Martinez guy who looks more like Michael Douglas, he told me that recently visited some relatives in Puerto Rico, whom he'd never seen before and was so impressed with the warmth and close family ties that he is considering to retire there........
The major differance is that Greeks, Italian, Poles, and Russian had to learn English in order to vote or take a driver's test!
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Old 08-25-2009, 09:26 PM
 
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The major differance is that Greeks, Italian, Poles, and Russian had to learn English in order to vote or take a driver's test!
Yeah tou're right, there is even a supreme court judge that speaks spanish, lol....
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Old 08-25-2009, 10:11 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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You can thank our public school system for teaching her English.

Even a blind dog, can find a bone every now and then.
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Old 08-25-2009, 10:32 PM
 
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You can thank our public school system for teaching her English.

Even a blind dog, can find a bone every now and then.

I think when you mention "our" school system, "our" supreme court justice is included...
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