Should English be the official language of the United States?

  • English is better than the rest

    I think that English is the best language because it doesn't make you sound angry when you speak (Germans) or just sound plain stupid (Spanish) or sound the same with every word you speak (Chinese and Japanese) The only other good language is French, but there aren't enough French speakers to make that the official language. Therefore, English is the best. (Unlike Egyptian or Russian or Chinese or Japanese and all those others)

  • This is MURICA!

    English should be the official language because most of our country speaks English. If we don't speak English as a first language, most of our country will fall apart because many people only speak English. Therefore, English should definitely be the language of The United States of America
    GO MURICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • We speak English here and Chuck Norris is American.

    Nobama. English should be the official language because the founders of the US were English-speaking people. The majority of people here speak English, and only all of our presidents have spoken English and had an American last name. If we do not make English the official language, the US will fall apart and the country I do not like (China) will take over the US.

  • Yes, English should be U.S official language.

    One language will bring everyone together into one. America is a country that is filled with many people from all over the world. It will be much easier to have just ONE language. Its so confusing and annoying having to press 1 or 2 for English or Spanish when trying to talk to a customer representative. There should only be one option which is English. This way, everyone can understand each other perfectly.

  • Yes, America is the best

    Yes, English should be the national language of America. Its so obvious that English is the most used language around the world. Of course, there's Spanish, but in America wherever you go and socialize everyone is speaking English. Its not like saying English should be the native language in Mexico. No, obviously Spanish is since everyone spoke that as their first language. Go America!

  • Other countries are doing it, why won't we?

    If other countries are able to have an official language, then the United States should be no different. Most areas speak primarily only English. If people want to immigrate to the United States, they should know how to speak the language, rather than the US not have an official language.

  • It would be cheaper.

    The U.S. spends billions of dollars making documents into foreign languages. If we made them all in English we would save money and not go into even more debt. Canada has two national languages and spends millions of dollars printing stuff in both languages. If they had one language they would save money, we would save money if we did the same.

  • Yes English should be the United States official language.

    Ever since our founding fathers came here, people of this country have spoken in English. All of America'a foundational documents are in English. Also an estimated 1.5 billion people around the world speak English. Most country's are teaching children how to speak English. Also when our ancestors came over to Ellis Island they needed and wanted to find jobs and fit in so they went out and took on the responsibility to learn English.

  • Yes for English, because it's the most commonly spoken language in the U.S.

    America was a British colony for many years before Independence. A majority of the population, both when America was a colony and up to today, speak English. "A June 2010 Harris Interactive poll, commissioned by U.S. English, found that 88 percent of respondents believe that English should be declared the official language of the United States. Further support came from 96 percent of Republicans, 83 percent of Democrats, 89 percent of Independents and 83 percent of Hispanics." (

  • Yes, to Preserve Historic Roots and Make Communication Easier.

    English should be the official language for many reasons. There are many different languages spoken in the US. We cannot cater to all of them. Nobody can learn every language spoken in the US, therefore many immigrants chose to learn English on their arrival to the states anyway. It made life easier for them to learn English, since it is most commonly spoken here. Having English as an official language would provide uniform understanding. We were founded on English and that is how it should remain. We should not cater to other languages. Everyone can learn English and everyone in the United States should learn it.

  • No English should not be the official language of the United States

    English is our common language but it is not the only language spoken in the United States. People from other places that didn't know any English wouldn't know what to do in the United states. It would be really difficult for people that doesn't know any English

  • No, English should not be the official language of the United States.

    English is the most common language in the United States. but what about for those who don't know English? You can't force them to learn something they don't even know. And for those who don't know English might make mistakes and really fluent English speakers might make fun of them. That's why I don't think English should be the official language.

  • Why is English any better than other languages?

    It is a biased, outdated, and hypocritical view to believe that the English language is somehow superior to other global tongues. I have seen a lot of arguments for "well it's a matter of pride," or "English doesn't make you sound unintelligent," or "If you're going to immigrate, you need to assimilate into American Culture." However, these statements are completely off base! Who are you to say that your language is better just because you live in a country that predominantly speaks English? No one's language is the "correct" language. Language is language no matter what you speak. Are we going to deny someone education or a job or a livelihood simply because they don't speak the language we do? Well, maybe they don't speak our language. But the real question is why don't we speak theirs? There is no shame in bilingualism, and it's hypocritical if we expect people to understand us if we make no effort to understand them.

  • English: The UNofficial Language

    English should definitely NOT be the official language of the United States. Having multiple languages are what makes America a great country. Besides, even if we do make it the official language, other people will still speak their native language at home, and there is nothing we can do to stop them. Are we going to kill millions of people because they speak their native language at home? No, of course not!

  • No English should not be the official of the USA.

    First off, a lot of people from other countries are immigrating here. On another note, there are whole countries that would have to change their language. Plus, learning a new language is a very tedious process and takes a lot of time and dedication to learn a new one. Some people believe that English should be the official language. I, on the other hand, believe that would change the customs, traditions, and sometimes the whole community of diverse places.

  • I dont think english is as widely used as we think

    I know many people who speak english as well as many people who dont, and i(in my own opinion of course) believe we should open our use of language in america, you never know it may do us some good. So if my spanish speaking friend decides to go to buy coffee and nobody understands him what is going to happen? Oh I know someone who speaks spanish can help him!

  • 20% of all of America speaks a foreign language

    America prides it's self for it's immigrants. How are we supposed to be the great melting pot if we are forcing immigrants to speak a foreign language. Most people don't know the difference between an official language and a main language. English is our main language. It is the language that the Majority of America speaks. By making English our official language, this will cause the American government to force legal immigrants to learn a new language. This takes time out of their day, and could cause them to forget parts of their culture. Language is a huge part of anyone's culture, and now you want to force these innocent immigrants to change languages, just because other countries do, or it could save a few bucks. In conclusion, I believe we shouldn't force immigrants to switch languages

  • Other Countries Banned English So Why Us It

    When I last checked 150 countries didn't speak English, so why make it the offical language? Plus, the only country where English is the offical language is England, the exact country we fought for independence. Yes, I know that America currently isn't feuding with England but do we really need to follow what they do? No, because America is its own country.

  • English being the official language would be hypocritical.

    We were all immigrants, and no one understood us when we first came here. English started in America as the smaller. But, now we want to run out all the other languages to make everything the same and have normalcy? Of course... Yet, we lie and say it's the "Great Melting Pot" and that we're all so creative and different. All false advertisement. We should let everyone continue speaking the way they do, and if anything has to change it should be encouragement to learn more languages, besides English, in schools, at a younger age, more fluently.

  • Why should english not be the official language in the united states

    English should not be the only language in the untied states. Why because we as the people have the right to speak any language we want if we don't then what is the point of America. America is country to speak any language you can and you can not judge what they are speaking/saying. If you do that to the people that speak another language you might be just jealous because you dont know another language to speak. So you cant just say English should be the official language in the united states, if you do then the people in the U.S will go on riot or even worse, and nobody wants a riot to go wrong. All i am saying is that am speaking to all the people that speak another language then just English, for example if you speak just 1 language you will get bored of that language its better to speak more languages because you wont be bored of that language.

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