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    Re: “Why Aren’t You Speaking English?”

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Well, at least it wasn't Ozzy. No one could understand that man.
    If we're talking about people we can't understand, you better start with James Brown.
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    Re: “Why Aren’t You Speaking English?”

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    The Senators have that perogative in a Senate hearing... Have you ever seen or attended a Senate hearing in Washington before? Happens all the time...
    So they're rude all the time -- that doesn't make it anything but rude.

    Prerogative my ass. It's called "manners."
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    Re: “Why Aren’t You Speaking English?”

    How many languages can Texas Sen. Cliff Harris speak?










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    Re: “Why Aren’t You Speaking English?”

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    De nada.


    You just contradicted yourself. The fact that I spoke French in France shows that I do, in fact, have "common respect". Try again.
    In your opinion did the spanish speaking witness ( who can speak english and has been in the US over 20 years), show respect?
    IMO, this witness is an example of someone not wanting to fully assimulate into the US way of life.

    Yes, the US population is made up of people of different places. IMO, it helps a country to have a common language. I also see the benifits of knowing how to speak more than one language into todays world.
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    Re: “Why Aren’t You Speaking English?”

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    In your opinion did the spanish speaking witness ( who can speak english and has been in the US over 20 years), show respect?
    IMO, this witness is an example of someone not wanting to fully assimulate into the US way of life.
    I don't think that's the case, he speaks English and I've already said he may not speak it well enough to address his first legislative committee using it.

    That aside, even if this is an example of someone not wanting to fully assimilate into the US way of life, so what?
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    Re: “Why Aren’t You Speaking English?”

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    In your opinion did the spanish speaking witness ( who can speak english and has been in the US over 20 years), show respect?
    IMO, this witness is an example of someone not wanting to fully assimulate into the US way of life.
    Sure he showed respect. He had a translator.

    Yes, the US population is made up of people of different places. IMO, it helps a country to have a common language. I also see the benifits of knowing how to speak more than one language into todays world.
    I agree it helps to have a common language. Good thing he had a translator.

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    Re: “Why Aren’t You Speaking English?”

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    If we're talking about people we can't understand, you better start with James Brown.
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    Re: “Why Aren’t You Speaking English?”

    [QUOTE=TacticalEvilDan;1059579549]
    That aside, even if this is an example of someone not wanting to fully assimilate into the US way of life, so what?[/QUOTE]

    With this statement I see why the US is starting to fall apart. Your ok with someone not fully embrasing the values, culture, etc. of the US? Another reason why I don't understand some liberals.
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    Re: “Why Aren’t You Speaking English?”

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    With this statement I see why the US is starting to fall apart. Your ok with someone not fully embrasing the values, culture, etc. of the US? Another reason why I don't understand some liberals.
    The problem with this statement is that you assume all American values, cultural aspects, etc. should be "fully" embraced.

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    Re: “Why Aren’t You Speaking English?”

    For a society to thrive, it must be able to communicate within itself. This stats with a shared language, and culture.

    "The Great Melting Pot" idea. Now we have the "Great Salad Bowl", where no one has to actually meld into a cohesive society, is it any wonder this thread has gone on so long over such silly notions of "It's his rigth to speak spanish". No it was rude, it was a political stunt, and the Senator was SPOT ON in hammering them for their silliness.
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