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Lala_14
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OpticalLegend
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Should English be the official language in the United States?

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Started: 5/1/2014 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Lala_14

Pro

I, Pro will be debating that English SHOULD be the official language in the United States. Con will be debating that English SHOULD'NT be the official language. First round is acceptance!
OpticalLegend

Con

America is a great nation. A melting pot of different cultures. Different languages. An official language would simply favor one group against another. Although English should be the medium of communication among the different groups, it should not gain official status.
Debate Round No. 1
Lala_14

Pro

Tell me, If there were any other language in America besides english, would you be able to fluently speak it? Sure, you could learn the language but why go through all the trouble? There are many reasons the United States' official language should be English. As listed below :

(1) The historical fact that the United States has been an overwhelmingly English speaking nation since it was created and that its constitution and foundational documents are in English.

(2) To recognize that while the people United States value and respect diversity, they want to preserve English as their common language and therefore immigrants have the responsibility to learn English.

(3) To respond to the will of the American people, 87 percent of whom believe English should be our official language, according to states a May 2010 Rasmussen Reports survey

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OpticalLegend

Con

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Debate Round No. 2
Lala_14

Pro

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OpticalLegend

Con

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Debate Round No. 3
Lala_14

Pro

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OpticalLegend

Con

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Debate Round No. 4
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