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Should the United States adopt Spanish as the official language?

Asked by: merenguera0425
  • Considering the Hispanic population in America is growing we should embrace not only the people, but also the culture and of course the language.

    The Hispanic population in America is approximately 53 million as of 2012. And is growing, it only makes sense for Spanish to be an official language. Spanish is one of the most spoken languages not only in America but in the world. Why wouldn't we want to communicate with all of our neighbors?

  • Spanish the official language of the United States of America!

    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 and mandate instead Spanish as the official language for all government and business affairs, written and oral? Why should we?

  • Oh, Dios mío, sí.

    Oh, Dios mío, sí. Los Beneficios para aprender español son muchas. Por un lado, la evolución del panorama cultural de América requiere. Para dos, usted no tiene que hablar Inglés para ser fieles a los documentos fundacionales. Por tres cosas aprendizaje mejora y mantiene la función beurological. Para cuatro, aprender cosas mejora las oportunidades de negocio que vhelps la economía en el largo plazo. Tantas razones, tan poco tiempo.

  • Estoy de acuerdo

    Somos ya una mayoría los que hablamos español en EEUU. En estados como Miami, se habla mas español que ingles. Ya mas del 30 % de las personas que viven en estados unidos hablan español. Es el idioma mas hablado en el mundo, después del ingles. Apoyo totalmente la idea.

  • Spanish is not a Foreign Language in USA

    USA has Spanish Origin
    I vote it should be because it is becoming the most spoken language in world history as well Spanish is not a foreign language in USA at all
    Many cities in USA are in spanish for example Los Angeles translated to The Angels as well we got New Mexico and well Florida would end up becoming "New Cuba" at some poin t in life just saying anyways.. Spanish would be the most spoken language then english at some point too and people must know this history and whats going on as we all know here, 43% of people say no to this but must accept that we might not even be alive by then never know what the future has in store also spanish should be taught by now and fluently to whoever speas it very good and high level on it, i got more things to say why but im just leave it there i think i sorta proven something

    i think should be both or other wise just mash it up and we speak Spanglish and the hell with it all

  • Spanish is not a Foreign Language in USA

    USA has Spanish Origin
    I vote it should be because it is becoming the most spoken language in world history as well Spanish is not a foreign language in USA at all
    Many cities in USA are in spanish for example Los Angeles translated to The Angels as well we got New Mexico and well Florida would end up becoming "New Cuba" at some poin t in life just saying anyways.. Spanish would be the most spoken language then english at some point too and people must know this history and whats going on as we all know here, 43% of people say no to this but must accept that we might not even be alive by then never know what the future has in store also spanish should be taught by now and fluently to whoever speas it very good and high level on it, i got more things to say why but im just leave it there i think i sorta proven something

    i think should be both or other wise just mash it up and we speak Spanglish and the hell with it all

  • Yes, Because the U.S is a multicultural country...Whether you like it or not.

    Hey bro, Just pointing out, sign language is ONE of the THREE official languages of New Zealand (where I live), and more people still speak English. Even Te Reo Maori (another official language) not becoming more popular, if anything it's dying. I think you struggle to recognise the importance of cultural diversity. Embrace cultural, language, customs because it represents so much more.

  • Historic and modern trends

    A portion of the US WAS a part of Mexico, was and to this day had and has Spanish speakers. Let alone for the wave of immigrants from Latin America, Spanish should be an official language at federal level, but like Canada in their provinces where English and French are the federal official language, but the provinces decide their official languages, the states can decide for their own official language to adopt both or one or the other to promote linguistic harmony.

  • Yes, because of the rapidly growing nation of different races, and the fact that hispanics are speaking this language

    Yes, because of the rapidly growing nation of different races, and the fact that hispanics are speaking this language we all should be speaking this language too. All of humanity should have the right to know, understand, as well as, communicate with each other, no matter what race of people. I feel that english is a predominant language and spanish speaker has learned english. Why can't english speakers learn spanish as well? It is easier for that race to learn english, why not officially allow all other races learn spanish. No one race should have more dominance over the other. I feel that people speaking english is being left out of that race's form of knowledge. The more we are collaborating with each others, each day, we should be able to understand and communicate on a cellular level.

  • Yes, because of the rapidly growing nation of different races, and the fact that hispanics are speaking this language

    Yes, because of the rapidly growing nation of different races, and the fact that hispanics are speaking this language. All of humanity should have the right to know, understand as well as, communicate with that race of people. I feel that english is a predominant language and spanish is as well, yet it is easier for that race to learn english, why not officially allow all other race to learn spanish. No one race should have more dominance over the other. I feel that people speaking english is being left out of that race's form of knowledge. The more we are collaborating with each others, each day, we should be able to understand and communicate on a cellular level.

  • Disorganized, 1st Amendment

    Regardless of whatever statistic out there says that more people in the US speak Spanish than English, the reality is this: English is USED the most. Not only would having Spanish as the official language confuse everybody and disorganize official government documents that would start switching from Spanish to English, it is against the first amendment. Having the official language as anything would pretty much force the government to create all their forms, documents, and reports in that language, which is forcing speech or language upon us.

  • It is impractical

    First of all, Spanish is not a technological language. By this I mean that usually scientists don't encoding in Spanish, nor programmers program in Spanish. It is good to be used in Latin America but I think that that's enough. Secondly, Spanish is not a well known language and it is unspeakable in many counties. Last but not least, Spanish isn't a language which has been used to form other languages, whereas Greek has, so if you have to choose I recommend you Greek or Latin(Italian).

  • The global language is English anyways.

    Due to the globalization of the human race, English is becoming the world language (along with Mandarin), this means that the United States should keep English as it's primary language, and if anything, Mexico should make their official language English that the other way around. English is becoming the language of the world, so setting another language as the official one would be backpedaling.

  • No, not the official language...

    English is the official language, it has been that way for hundreds of years and it needs to stay that way.

    If you would like to move to our country you need to learn our language, we shouldn't have to make it our language for you.

    I'm sorry if this sounds totally awful, but it's true.

  • NO, because the US primarily speaks English.

    However, the citizens of the US should not be constricted to speaking only one language. With such diversity, you would think the nation would encourage children to at least learn Spanish in school, too. Most other industrialized nations speak English as well as their homeland language, like me speaking English now...Is my second language.

  • To hell with that idea!

    I am a white guy that can barely speak Spanish. Why is this is a bad thing? Because my girlfriend's mother doesn't speak English. English is the dominant language in this country, I think that immigrants should be required to learn it to become a fully-fledged citizen. I don't think it should be the official language, but the country's based off of English. If Spanish was made the official language, I'd be fvcked.
    Besides, imagine if a bunch of white people immigrated to Mexico and decided English should be its official language? Not really cool...

  • It makes no logical sense to use Spanish... Nor English.

    If the US has no official stance on language, does it make sense to propose Spanish where ENGLISH is the most used? No. It makes most sense to keep legislature to the impartial law is currently is, this way no one is alienated. This way, everybody can be one big happy family. ;)

  • The USA Should Never Have an Official Language

    First of all, only 12% of Americans speak Spanish. That alone makes it preposterous to have it as the 'official language'. 80% of Americans speak English. If they were to chose an official language, the more logical decision would, naturally, be English.

    Second of all, the United States does not have an official language. This prevents discrimination and supports the idea of America being the world "melting pot." Each language and culture (as long as it is defined as benign by the western world) should be accepted and celebrated in our country. Thus making the need for an "official language" obsolete.

  • Not now, not ever

    First, the questions asks if Spanish should be THE (one and only) official language of the USA, not AN official language (one of two or more languages). In that case, the answer is resoundingly "no".

    If the question was, should Spanish be AN official language of the USA, the answer is still resoundingly "no". For centuries, immigrants - mainly their offspring - have learned English. Why, after hundreds of years of this successful assimilation policy, are we going to allow Latinos to singlehandedly change this policy? Having one national language is a big deal, and in this country, it has been and is and ever shall be English.

  • English isn't even an official language of the USA.

    The USA has no official language since many of the founding fathers and other early American politicians thought that declaring any language an official language would violate freedom of speech in the first Amendment. However it's possible that they chose this because of the fact that there were a lot of native German speakers in the US back then. Despite this I still think that the US should have no official language because of this, but if they were to change this then I would not be against having both Spanish and English as official languages since over 10% of the population of the US speaks Spanish.


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