Forget English, Go straight to Chinese and save the fuss in a decade or two.
I love the smell of face-palm in the morning!
"You ain't no Muslim bruv!"
We're humans. We live on earth. That's all the "national identity and cohesiveness" necessary.
No "out" groups.
Boston = City of Champions: Bruins 2011; Celtics 2008; Red Sox 2004, 2007; Patriots 2002, 2004, 2005
Jon Huntsman for President
Nope, a nation's history is never irrelevant, particularly when members of that nation try to characterize other people as "unAmerican" while doing perfectly American things.No, it isn't. We live in a different time, with a different culture, and everyone who perpetrated those things has been dead for a very long time. What happened hundreds of years ago is irrelevant to the situation now, and irrelevant to the discussion of what is the best course of action now.
"It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to." - W. C. Fields
I voted an unequivocal YES.
From 1880 to 1924, around two million Jews moved to the United States, mostly seeking better opportunity in America and fleeing the pogroms of the Russian Empire. After 1934 Jews, along with any other above-quota immigration, were usually denied access to the United States.
Congress passed a literacy requirement in 1917 to curb the influx of low-skilled immigrants from entering the country.
Congress passed the Emergency Quota Act in 1921, followed by the Immigration Act of 1924, which was aimed at further restricting the Southern and Eastern Europeans who had begun to enter the country in large numbers beginning in the 1890s. This ultimately resulted in precluding the all "extra" immigration to the United States, including Jews fleeing Nazi German persecution.
In 1924, quotas were set for European immigrants so that no more than 2% of the 1890 immigrant stocks were allowed into America.
See also: National and ethnic cultures of Utah#National groups from Europe
 New Immigration
Mulberry Street, along which Manhattan's Little Italy is centered. Lower East Side, circa 1900.
"New immigration" was a term from the late 1880s that came from the influx of immigrants from southern and eastern Europe (areas that previously sent few immigrants). Some Americans feared the new arrivals. This raised the issue of whether the U.S. was still a "melting pot," or if it had just become a "dumping ground," and many old-stock Americans worried about negative effects on the economy, politics and culture.
Catholicism became a leading denomination 1860-1910. St. John Cantius, one of Chicago's "Polish Cathedrals" was one of the churches these new immigrants founded.
There were restrictions to immigration in the past and it was directed towards "GASP" White Europeans....we should stop this illegal immigration immediately...
History of immigration to the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A quick and resounding YES ! from me.
And yes, the rights of the nation supersede those "personal" rights, IMO.
For over 200 years, all of the people who have emigrated understood the "one-language rule", until we went soft with all the Spanish speakers and the trade acts (Spanish, French, and English).
Now, it may be too late, Spanish is entrenched..
And its is a minor annoyance to have to put up with several foreign languages...
Twenty years ago, English should have been the official language...
I think English should be made the official federal language and that individual states could then add whatever second or third language they feel is necessary.
"Yes, but are you a Protestant atheist or a Catholic atheist?".- Northern Irish joke