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

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    "Smack down" is in the eye of the beholder. All I saw was a neanderthal committee member interrupting some guy for doing something that it isn't his job to question or stop.
    Yes, a committee member, so yes it was his job to interrupt him.
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    Re: “Why Aren’t You Speaking English?”

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Yes, a committee member, so yes it was his job to interrupt him.
    It's not his job to tell a guy to stop speaking in language that the government has not deemed inappropriate to speak in a public setting.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    It's not his job to tell a guy to stop speaking in language that the government has not deemed inappropriate to speak in a public setting.

    Um, do you know that for a fact? Let's see his job duties.....But, this is America. the language of the country is English. Learn it.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Um, do you know that for a fact? Let's see his job duties.....But, this is America. the language of the country is English. Learn it.

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    Yeah, it is a fact. Neither the US nor Texas has an official language, so like I said, it's not his job to tell people what language to speak.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    Yeah, it is a fact. Neither the US nor Texas has an official language, so like I said, it's not his job to tell people what language to speak.
    Coulda sworn he has a right to speak the language he sees fit, and everybody else has the right to handle it as they see fit.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    It's not his job to tell a guy to stop speaking in language that the government has not deemed inappropriate to speak in a public setting.
    Are you aware that is illegal to speak any language other than English in many places in america?
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    Re: “Why Aren’t You Speaking English?”

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    well according to you speaking in German would be disrespectful, so...
    as I said, it has to work both ways. you can't piss yourself and cry about his right to speak spanish and then say it's inappropriate for them to speak to him in german.

    so, yes, it would be disrespectful for them to speak to him in german...just as it was disrespectful for him to speak to them in spanish. especially since he speaks english
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    Re: “Why Aren’t You Speaking English?”

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    as I said, it has to work both ways. you can't piss yourself and cry about his right to speak spanish and then say it's inappropriate for them to speak to him in german.

    so, yes, it would be disrespectful for them to speak to him in german...just as it was disrespectful for him to speak to them in spanish. especially since he speaks english
    i don't think it's inappropriate for them to speak German, it just think it's weird and stupid since German isn't a particularly popular language. i wouldn't be offended by it though.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Are you aware that is illegal to speak any language other than English in many places in america?
    1. Where?
    2. Is is illegal to speak Spanish in the place we're talking about?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Are you aware that is illegal to speak any language other than English in many places in america?
    I did not know that! Can I get more information? I've never heard that before.

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