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

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    Sure, but a taxpayer is a taxpayer is a taxpayer.
    Well, following this line of reasoning, shouldn't the minority in the House and Senate make the decisions?
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    Re: Should English be declared the official language of the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by DashingAmerican View Post
    Well, following this line of reasoning, shouldn't the minority in the House and Senate make the decisions?
    Uh - no, but minorities have rights too.

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

    NVM....I wasn't paying attention.
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    Re: Should English be declared the official language of the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    Uh - no, but minorities have rights too.
    While I agree, the rights of the minorities don't outweigh the rights of the majority. Making English the national language would only cement things that already happen.
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    Re: Should English be declared the official language of the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by DashingAmerican View Post
    While I agree, the rights of the minorities don't outweigh the rights of the majority. Making English the national language would only cement things that already happen.
    To be honest, I wouldn't really care if English was made the official language, but I would prefer it not to be since I don't like the idea of having a national language in a place that I see as treating all languages, cultures, etc. equally.

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

    Gotta love it.

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

    I think lolspeak should be America's official language.
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    Re: Should English be declared the official language of the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    I think lolspeak should be America's official language.
    Inorite!? Makes sense to me. Norly.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Inorite!? Makes sense to me. Norly.
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    Re: Should English be declared the official language of the United States?

    If you're not willing to learn English, then don't bother coming here. I know a guy who would only allow customers who spoke English in his shoe store. A bunch of Mexican's came into his store who couldn't speak English and he told them to leave. They sent a lawyer to his store who threatened him with a discrimination lawsuit. He just looked the lawyer in the eye and said, "This is MY store and only English is allowed to be spoken here. They didn't abide by MY rules in MY store and I told them to get the (bleep) out of MY store. You can turn around and get the (bleep) out of my store too, and don't bother coming back." He never heard another word out of the Mexicans or their lawyer.

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