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    Re: Should English be declared the official language of the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Actually, from my studies, that is exactly why the Native Indian tribes were utterly defeated: The European settlers out-immigrated and out-bred them, largely because one Cherokee living by traditional hunter-gatherer methods needed eight square miles of good land... and that same 8sq mi of good land could support thousands of settlers using European farming methods. Moreso even than technology or firearms, that did the tribes in.

    And it is a good lesson for America today... let an "alien" people who don't want to assimilate in langage, culture, norms or practices gain a large foothold and outbreed you, and you may soon find yourself a marginalized minority in your own nation.
    Are you trying to say that the Cherokee didn't have agriculture? Actually, the Cherokee were among the more sophisticated agriculturalists east of the Mississippi river.
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    Re: Should English be declared the official language of the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Actually, from my studies, that is exactly why the Native Indian tribes were utterly defeated: The European settlers out-immigrated and out-bred them, largely because one Cherokee living by traditional hunter-gatherer methods needed eight square miles of good land... and that same 8sq mi of good land could support thousands of settlers using European farming methods. Moreso even than technology or firearms, that did the tribes in.

    And it is a good lesson for America today... let an "alien" people who don't want to assimilate in langage, culture, norms or practices gain a large foothold and outbreed you, and you may soon find yourself a marginalized minority in your own nation.
    While sad? It is funny at the same time. The poor pitiful white men will be the minority... Yeah right. Not gonna happen. lol.
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    Re: Should English be declared the official language of the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Are you trying to say that the Cherokee didn't have agriculture? Actually, the Cherokee were among the more sophisticated agriculturalists east of the Mississippi river.
    They had agriculture, but it isn't as simple as had it/didn't have it: the European methods were more efficient, and the hunter-gatherer methods were still a major part of tribal culture and subsistence as late as the early 19th century. Some Cherokee turned to agriculture as a full-time activity, emulating the European immigrants; some also became slaveowners and had their own plantations. Many of them also intermarried with whites and became part of the expanding colonial/American civilization. My ancestors were among these.

    Others kept more to the old ways: a limited amount of agriculture combined with hunting and gathering, and the large territories that required for each band and tribe. Although this faction of the Cherokee also took up firearms and steel weapons for war, they lost due to population pressure resulting from the colonists' more efficient agriculture, a lack of large-scale organization, and an inability to fight open-field battles on the scale the American militia and Select Militia were able.

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    Re: Should English be declared the official language of the United States?

    English is the language of success worldwide at least until mandarin takes over. The cost of maintaining multiple languages is a burden on the people of every state in the union. One that should not be supported or needed. If they come let them learn the language.

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    Re: Should English be declared the official language of the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by caucasiannation View Post
    English is the language of success worldwide at least until mandarin takes over. The cost of maintaining multiple languages is a burden on the people of every state in the union. One that should not be supported or needed. If they come let them learn the language.
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    Re: Should English be declared the official language of the United States?

    Absolutely

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    Re: Should English be declared the official language of the United States?

    Any document that is tax payer funded should be in english but if a business wants to print stuff in multiple languages, I dont care.
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    Re: Should English be declared the official language of the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Highway View Post
    Any document that is tax payer funded should be in english but if a business wants to print stuff in multiple languages, I dont care.
    Why? Spanish, German, Polish, etc. speakers pay taxes too.

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    Re: Should English be declared the official language of the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    Why? Spanish, German, Polish, etc. speakers pay taxes too.
    Because the VAST majority speaks English.
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    Re: Should English be declared the official language of the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by DashingAmerican View Post
    Because the VAST majority speaks English.
    Sure, but a taxpayer is a taxpayer is a taxpayer.

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