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I only speak Murican'
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Man... this looks like fox news average polls...
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Yes ...stop wasting millions on multi lingual ballots - learn English!
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jeffcoatstephen wrote:

Never heard of a country name America so your statement is invalid. lol

Also 31 states already officially recognize it as national. 62% of the USA requires English to be the common language so why not just force the last 38%. More than half the country wants it to be English basically. We don't need to be like we were in the Civil War Era. Northerns versus Southerns. Slavers vs Non-Slavers.


Who are you talking to? I'm having a hard time deciphering your posts. There is a quote button on whatever post you try to reply to - please try to use it.

Edit: just so it's clear, I'm not trying to be rude, mean, or to talk down to you.
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it isn't already well i feel dumb lol

well idc either way whatever i speak american


hahahaha yep I'm totally gonna have to agree with ya

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There is a political group in America that can't argue their beliefs like civil people, so they resort to personal attacks and playing the race card (even though it has nothing to do with race.) when they see someone with a different viewpoint speak out. Their feels override all common sense and logic.


I'm familiar with the race card. Gets used way to often and whenever someone who accuses me of being racist for siding with conservatives the looks on their faces when they find out i'm half black and Spanish never gets old, but I realize the best way to have a decent conversation is to present facts and usually what I get from the left is viewpoints based on feelings. At job fairs people get offended when I tell them the job requirements are to be able to speak and write in English I been called racist and when I show them proof that it's DOT law they then say the whole country racist and storm off. Some people don't care for facts.
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I'm familiar with the race card. Gets used way to often and whenever someone who accuses me of being racist for siding with conservatives the looks on their faces when they find out i'm half black and Spanish never gets old, but I realize the best way to have a decent conversation is to present facts and usually what I get from the left is viewpoints based on feelings. At job fairs people get offended when I tell them the job requirements are to be able to speak and write in English I been called racist and when I show them proof that it's DOT law they then say the whole country racist and storm off. Some people don't care for facts.
http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/international-programs/you-must-read-speak-english-drive-trucks-us-brochure


It's even better at a scalehouse on English testing days.

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Valkyrie4Hire wrote:

Ive lived in both Southern California and now Florida where English is a 2nd language in all honesty. I suppose I can understand for the sake of government and all that (the DMV argument etc) But do we really think that will make a difference as far as day to day life? I still get a quizzical "que?" when I ask someone what kind of haircut they want on their dog at work. You may save money on paper but that's not money you or I will ever see. As far as we are concerned, changing the official language of america will make no difference, so why bother? If anything its just another reason to tax us.


Never heard of a country name America so your statement is invalid. lol

Also 31 states already officially recognize it as national. 62% of the USA requires English to be the common language so why not just force the last 38%. More than half the country wants it to be English basically. We don't need to be like we were in the Civil War Era. Northerns versus Southerns. Slavers vs Non-Slavers.
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cleruninja wrote:

Should English become the U.S.A.'s National Official Language?
This idea is so awful, I can barely even consider that a valid sentence.
The country isn't bigoted enough already? Now we should pass laws making bigotry mandatory?
Should we pass a law making male the national official gender?


If I may I disagree with the bigotry statement. Russia official language is Russian, Germany German and so forth. Does having the most common language of a nation make them bigots for making said language the official one? I would ask what would be the harm of making the most common language the official one, it should be to everyone's benefit to learn the most common language of a country your planning to live in.

Sure, the homes of outlawing homosexuality and Nazis. We should definitely use them as role models.
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J-POP187 wrote:


cleruninja wrote:

Should English become the U.S.A.'s National Official Language?
This idea is so awful, I can barely even consider that a valid sentence.
The country isn't bigoted enough already? Now we should pass laws making bigotry mandatory?
Should we pass a law making male the national official gender?


If I may I disagree with the bigotry statement. Russia official language is Russian, Germany German and so forth. Does having the most common language of a nation make them bigots for making said language the official one? I would ask what would be the harm of making the most common language the official one, it should be to everyone's benefit to learn the most common language of a country your planning to live in.

Sure, the homes of outlawing homosexuality and Nazis. We should definitely use them as role models.


Really I must say i'm a bit disappointed that where you decided to go in this conversation I won't argue since those events did happen but i'm pretty sure having a official language wasn't a factor in those events. That is fine if you don't like those examples then if you want here a list of quite a few countries and states where they have either 1 or more official language.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_official_languages_by_state
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jeffcoatstephen wrote:

Never heard of a country name America so your statement is invalid. lol

Also 31 states already officially recognize it as national. 62% of the USA requires English to be the common language so why not just force the last 38%. More than half the country wants it to be English basically. We don't need to be like we were in the Civil War Era. Northerns versus Southerns. Slavers vs Non-Slavers.


Who are you talking to? I'm having a hard time deciphering your posts. There is a quote button on whatever post you try to reply to - please try to use it.

Edit: just so it's clear, I'm not trying to be rude, mean, or to talk down to you.


Haha sorry I still am a virgin when it comes to these forums.
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jeffcoatstephen wrote:

Haha sorry I still am a virgin when it comes to these forums.


Don't worry about it. Everyone has been new at one point or another.

In regards to the point that you made, whether it was aimed at me or another: "America" and "American" are used pretty commonly to describe things pertaining to the United States of America. This ultimately fits the trend that many others countries use. People refer to the Republic of Columbia as Columbia and the People's Republic of China as China. It is much more convenient to fall back on a quick and easy term for a country or people, and America is widely understood to refer to the USA within context. Even people outside of the US often use their word for America or American to describe it.

Plus, the same thing has occurred for pretty much all of the US's history.
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jeffcoatstephen wrote:

Haha sorry I still am a virgin when it comes to these forums.


Don't worry about it. Everyone has been new at one point or another.

In regards to the point that you made, whether it was aimed at me or another: "America" and "American" are used pretty commonly to describe things pertaining to the United States of America. This ultimately fits the trend that many others countries use. People refer to the Republic of Columbia as Columbia and the People's Republic of China as China. It is much more convenient to fall back on a quick and easy term for a country or people, and America is widely understood to refer to the USA within context. Even people outside of the US often use their word for America or American to describe it.

Plus, the same thing has occurred for pretty much all of the US's history.


True but people who live in other parts of North America and even South America get pissed about it, from what I see on Social Media sites. I say American because the whole "United States of America" is a mouthful.
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True but people who live in other parts of North America and even South America get pissed about it, from what I see on Social Media sites. I say American because the whole "United States of America" is a mouthful.


That's certainly the case, but they don't have an issue with "United States of America," which is also rather unspecific. There are other united states within the Americas, after all, and the USA also includes Hawaii, which is not in America.

One of many cases where peoples' skin is too thin.
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J-POP187 wrote:

Really I must say i'm a bit disappointed that where you decided to go in this conversation I won't argue since those events did happen but i'm pretty sure having a official language wasn't a factor in those events. That is fine if you don't like those examples then if you want here a list of quite a few countries and states where they have either 1 or more official language.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_official_languages_by_state

It was just my sarcastic way of pointing out that "other countries do it" does not mean we should.
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_state-established_religions
Wow, lots of countries there, we should probably try that too!
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