English should not be the official language of the U.S Flashcards


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English is the most common language in the United States. but what about for those who don't know English?

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And for those who don't know English might make mistakes and really fluent English speakers might make fun of them.

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Some people think that everyone knows English but we have some illegal people or they grew up in another state.

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With all the different cultures that what makes America, America.

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It has always been this way and it should never change!

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The United States is made up of immigrants, to force them to study to know a different language would be mean.

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Personally we have translators. If government cut off the job of translators their job get worse.

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Many people come from other states and don't know how to speak English because they were never taught it.

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The US has the privilege of being the Unique country because of the language and culture.

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The United States just wouldn't be the "land of free,"

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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.

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We can't just say learn English and expect it to happen. That's not what freedom is about.

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But people should be able to speak whatever language they are native too.

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Plus, learning a new language is a very tedious process and takes a lot of time and dedication to learn a new one.

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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.

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If all we know is English that's all we would be able to study and that's the only culture we would know about.

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I think it might be beneficial to have more than one national language.

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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.

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English shouldn't be the only language in the United States.
The reasons following that is because many people live here in the United States . People from Cuba, Japan, Europe and all over the world live here.

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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.

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We can't just say learn English and expect it to happen. That's not what freedom is about.

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We pride ourselves in being called "the melting pot". This would deter immigrants from coming to the US

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We pride ourselves in being called "the melting pot". This would deter immigrants from coming to the US

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America is the home of freedom , people from all different time periods have to America inured for the sweet privilege of freedom.

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In the future if we all speak English people of different cultures wouldn't be able to talk to their families,because they would only be able to speak English.

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America has people from all over the world,its like a melting pot.

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Spanish is the second language most spoken in the United States , and many people know English as well.

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I don't think English needs to be an official language in the United States. It's prominent enough without the status, but there are many, many people that get along without learning English at all.

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Most of the people I know are monolingual, which I consider a problem, so having more that one might make people more eager to learn.

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I am 100% against declaring English the official language of the United States.

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I don't think English needs to be an official language in the United States. It's prominent enough without the status, but there are many, many people that get along without learning English at all.

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Being American means so many things due to the great mix of cultures that we have in the United States. Having different languages is a part of that.

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I agree...there are people still alive today who were taken from their families and forced to speak only English in boarding schools.

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There are at least 322 languages spoken in the United States.

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An official language is not institutionalized racism.

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Because the USA is the most multilingual country on earth. More languages are spoken here than anywhere else. So having an "official" language does not make sense.

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Having an "official" language is Un-American. The USA has a very inclusive society and culture.

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We embrace other cultures and languages. Other countries that have an "official" language usually like to think of themselves as "One People, One Language".

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The culture of the country was one of a melting pot; many cultures, many people, bound by a love of liberty and a common language.

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One could argue that to establish an official language would be to shrink the liberties the nation was founded on, or one could argue that to establish an official language would loose the whole point of a melting pot.

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Because when a language is official, all government documents and websites, etc must be published in that language.

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Well english at least shouldn't be the only official language in the U.S i think in a few decades the united states will have at least 2 official languages

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Making English the "official language" would be saying that other languages aren't important.

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There was no "official language" established when the country was founded; people just learned english because it was the most universal language to be found in the states.

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Because the USA is the most multilingual country on earth. More languages are spoken here than anywhere else.

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Perhaps a better question would be: If the United States has gotten by without an official language for two hundred years, why does it need one now?

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The United States has always been marked by considerable language diversity, as reflected in the long tradition of bilingual education, while English maintained its dominant position.

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Clearly, our national language is no more threatened today than it was in 1776 or 1917.

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For much of U.S. history, language laws were rejected as a threat to individual liberties.

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A good case could be made for the opposite conclusion--which would be equally absurd. Language has served as a tool, not a cause, of social conflict.

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