it boils down to this:
If you are addressing an assembly and you speak their language, it is rude NOT to speak their language to them.
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.
The number of states with at least a half-million Hispanic residents–Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Washington.
The flame that is between us could set every soul on fire. I would love to take that heat and let's fill the whole world with desire.
Sophie B. Hawkins
- Colonel Paul YinglingNobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.
Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.
All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
I was pointing out that your argument is inconsistent. You brought up Florida, not me.
And once again, your post above this one warrants no response. You're arguing in circles against the notion, not the fact. If the argument you originally presented was true to what you really believed, then you should think this is wrong, since Florida has an official language and it's not Spanish. So you've basically just proved yourself to be intellectually dishonest, despite all your clever clipping to show the contrary.
I just thought of another good reason to support a national language. Having different groups speaking different languages with no primary motivation to learn whatever the unified language of the country is promotes regionalism or the community over the country as a whole, making our population even more factional (which even further complicates politics)