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merenguera0425
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Ironicguy
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Should the United States have Spanish as the official language? Why?

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Ironicguy
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/19/2013 Category: Politics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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merenguera0425

Pro

The United States, contrary to popular belief, has no official language. Federal legislators have proposed laws to make English the official business language of the United States, and every year that legislation dies.
What if we got serious about passing federal legislation to mandate Spanish instead as the official language for all government and business affairs, written and oral? Why should we or why shouldn't we?
Ironicguy

Con

Firstly an official language would be unconstitutional. Secondly English is used as the official business language for most documents, is because that's the language most Americans speak. It wouldn't make sense to go to china and make English the official language, people may speak it but the majority of the populations native language is Chinese. 10% of the people in America are fluent in Spanish. It just wouldn't make any sense to make that the official language. Now if we wanted official state languages that might be more practical considering some states have higher Hispanic populations than others, but we it would just be impractical for People living in Minnesota or Utah to have to now learn Spanish.
Debate Round No. 1
merenguera0425

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Ironicguy

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Debate Round No. 2
merenguera0425

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Ironicguy

Con

It looks as if you signed up for 1 day to ask 1 question and never returned. I retain my first argument.
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Reasons for voting decision: Forfeited ? 111 days for a 1 round debate? Seems superfluous.