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adamveronesi14
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Stonewall
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Should English be the oficial language in US

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/2/2013 Category: Society
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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adamveronesi14

Con

No, English should not be the language. Here are several reasons. #1 Many people speak different languages in the United States.#2 English isn't the only language and some languages are used more. #3 Too many people speak other languages in the country. Some people think that English should be the language but we will get less people from other countries if we do that because they don't know how to speak English.
Stonewall

Pro

1. Many people speak different languages in every country. Regardless, if a country's main language makes up 80% of the entire population should make it its official language. 2. What do you mean, "English isn't the only language"? Of course it isn't, but only Mandarin outranks it in world speakers. English is number one in America by a long shot, and the number one official language in the world. It doesn't make sense to have it not be the U.S.'s. 3. Less than 13% of the country speaks Spanish, and the rest make up an even smaller percentage. Such a small percentage should totally justify English becoming the main language, with Spanish being perhaps a secondary language. Also, since when has getting less people in this country been a bad thing? In case you haven't noticed, our country is in a state of disrepair, and a good portion of it is immigrants jumping on jobs for lower wages. This isn't a political thing or a rightist or leftist thing; this is fact.

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Debate Round No. 1
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Posted by donald.keller 3 years ago
donald.keller
Con's reason 1 and 2 are the same... And no language is used more than English in the US...
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Reasons for voting decision: I agree with the arguments stated by Con. The number of people who do not use English as a main language in the US is constantly increasing. Making English the official language would only create unnecessary controversy.
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Reasons for voting decision: i agree with both but i lean closer to StoneWall
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Reasons for voting decision: Neither side gave significant impacts. This round is way too short. Good defense on Con, but poor offense on both Con and Pro. The only offensive arguments that Pro gives is that it doesn't make sense (but no analysis on WHY this is the case) and that illegal immigrants are part of America's "disrepair" (but again, why is that, what does it mean, and is it bad?). Therefore there is no offense left on the flow. Hmmm. I suppose that I could let Pro's majority wins argument through, even though there is less analysis than I would prefer. Pro wins by a hair.