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Should English be an official language in the United States?

Asked by: Benleon2001
  • Over 26 states have it made official.

    English may not be made officially the language on a federal level, but on a state level, the majority has it. It also may not have been written into the Constitution or other legal federal documents, yet I say once more that the majority of the country (states) agrees with it. So, in that regard, I say yes we *could* have it as our official language but because it is not legal nor illegal to have it, there should be no obligation to do so.

  • Communication is key.

    For anything to get done, you must have clear communication between people. If you can't communicate, you have no chance of success. Sure, you could have others interpret for you but can you actually trust their translation? See, much of it is about trust. For instance, if two people are talking in a language that is foreign to you, for all you know, this may be intentional, and that they are conspiring against you in some way. Clearly, if we all could speak the same language, it would not just aid communication but trust of our fellow man.

  • It prevents separatist movements.

    A multicultural country tends to break up into multiple countries. This has happened multiple times in history. Austria Hungary accepted multiculturalism. They broke apart. Spain allowed people to keep their own cultures, and many in the Basque and Catalonia want to seceed. Some in Wales want to seceed because of their culture. Cultures break countries.

    Posted by: asta
  • Why Continue to Cripple the Educational System

    It can be said that marking the U.S as a solely English-speaking nation will subjugate the myriad of ethnicities that collectively make the U.S one, but this move is paramount in that it safeguards the integrity of the U.S educational system. The move to complete English speaking would allow the school system to focus on advanced topics, versus reviewing elementary English for foreign students. These students will not be at a disadvantage, however, as if programs such as ESOL are offered separately to non-English speakers, they will be encouraged to acquire command of the language so that they may rejoin their classmates at higher levels of complexity. This inherent drive to become fluent in English will only be beneficial thereafter, as the entirety of respectable U.S jobs require English skills.

  • Why Further Cripple the Education System

    It can be said that marking the U.S as a solely English-speaking nation will subjugate the myriad of ethnicities that collectively make the U.S one, but this move is paramount in that it safeguards the integrity of the U.S educational system. The move to complete English speaking would allow the school system to focus on advanced topics, versus reviewing elementary English for foreign students. These students will not be at a disadvantage, however, as if programs such as ESOL are offered separately to non-English speakers, they will be encouraged to acquire command of the language so that they may rejoin their classmates at higher levels of complexity. This inherent drive to become fluent in English will only be beneficial thereafter, as the entirety of respectable U.S jobs require English skills.

  • Why Further Cripple the Education System

    It can be said that marking the U.S as a solely English-speaking nation will subjugate the myriad of ethnicities that collectively make the U.S one, but this move is paramount in that it safeguards the integrity of the U.S educational system. The move to complete English speaking would allow the school system to focus on advanced topics, versus reviewing elementary English for foreign students. These students will not be at a disadvantage, however, as if programs such as ESOL are offered separately to non-English speakers, they will be encouraged to acquire command of the language so that they may rejoin their classmates at higher levels of complexity. This inherent drive to become fluent in English will only be beneficial thereafter, as the entirety of respectable U.S jobs require English skills.

  • Spell it as it is not how it sounds Ignorance feeds arrogance and arrogance feeds ignorance. Stop yanking the chain you narcissistic Seppo.

    Comprehension is failing within America as to Trump the educated idiots and put in stupid is as stupid does. Because this little black duck didn't come down in the last acid rain fall did it Donald duck for cover.
    Https://www.Urbandictionary.Com/define.Php?Term=Seppo

    While an eye for an eye leaves us all blind in a dog eat dog materialist throw away society within the social studies of feudalism with Sigmund professor piss flap considers shagging his mother instead of his sister.

    Https://www.Collinsdictionary.Com/dictionary/english/feudalism

  • The First Amendment:

    The First Amendment is reason we don't and will never have a official language. You can't limit what or how people say what they want to say. If we made English the official Language how would you enforce it without violating peoples rights? Arrest people for speaking?! Just not logical or practical. I do agree there are many reasons for making English the official language, just shouldn't happen.

  • Just because English is common doesn't mean it should be offical

    Donald Trump wants English to pretty much be the only language spoken in the United States. This shouldn't be the case because there are a large amount of Spanish speakers in the southern side of the United States. The US originally also was colonized by many non-English Europeans before the country became independent so there would also be large amounts of French, Dutch and German speakers in the country.


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farmgypsy says2018-07-01T16:14:15.393
Minimize the overblown anxiety of reactionaries and nationalists , lessening the effectiveness of their appeals to xenophobia