English: The Official Language of the United States?

Posted on 24 November 2009


Speak English or Get Out

A battle is shaping up over whether or not to legislate English as the official language of the United States of America. But, is this debate taking place in the Halls of Congress or in State capitals throughout this land? No. It is being played, or rather “sung,” out on the Internet, America’s new town square. Amazingly enough, the cases “for” and “against” such legislation are summarized in the following songs.

 

 

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10 Responses to “English: The Official Language of the United States?”

  1. Sarah B. says:

    Mussolini instituted one language throughout Italy to replace the individual dialects spoken in that country’s city-states. Although Mussolini was far from a positive element in most regards, this act of his united a nation through a common tongue.

    The United States is a nation comprised of many ethnic groups. How are ever to become truly unified if we cannot understand each other?

  2. Glenn K. says:

    I’ve done some traveling overseas. None of the nations that I visited, with the exception of England, posted signs in English. Why must we be the only country to accommodate non-English speaking people?

  3. Kay says:

    Unless we institute one common language here, we risk the death of English at the hands of those who want all the benefits of living in the U.S. yet refuse to learn our language.

    My grandmother was born overseas, immigrated here, and learned English at the age of 20. It was harder for her than it would have been for someone younger, but she did it. She went on to secure jobs for which men would have killed during the Great Depression and post-Depression years. She accomplished what she did, in part, by virtue of her command of the English language. Those living here who will not speak our tongue should take a lesson from my grandmother.

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  9. YJ Draiman says:

    SHOULD ENGLISH BE THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE OF THE UNITED STATES?

    This is one of those questions in which the answer seems to obviously be yes, and with a little thought you begin to wonder why is there even a debate over this issue. However, let me assure you, this is one of the most divisive and hotly contested issues ever to be debated in the halls of Congress, and it is important that you let your congressional representatives know where you stand.
    Here are the facts up front:

    Immense pressure is being brought to bear on all levels of government to make America officially multi-lingual. The results of this pressure are as follows:

    1. American voting ballots are now regularly printed in foreign languages in over 375 voting districts…
    2. The IRS has begun printing tax forms in Spanish…
    3. In some 30 states, drivers license exams are now given in languages other than English…
    4. In California, schools are now mandated to teach in 42 different languages…
    5. And now the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service is even testing a program to conduct citizenship exams and perform U.S. citizenship ceremonies in foreign languages!

    Why is English not the official language of the U.S.?
    The fact is the overwhelming majority of Americans clearly favor making English the official language of the United States. But as so often happens, a small but well-organized special interest is using political pressure to usurp the will of the majority and get their own way.
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