View Poll Results: Should English be declared the official language of the United States?

Voters
112. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yes

    61 54.46%
  • Yes, but with provisions to protect rights of non-English speakers

    17 15.18%
  • No

    31 27.68%
  • Unsure/Undecided

    3 2.68%
Page 23 of 28 FirstFirst ... 132122232425 ... LastLast
Results 221 to 230 of 272

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

  1. #221
    Sage
    cpwill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    USofA
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:48 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    57,103

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

    Quote Originally Posted by stelz View Post
    Next time your car breaks down on the side of the road and all those english-speaking people are whizzing on by, but a spanish-speaking person stops to help, think about what you said here.
    So you have no actual response - just a mythical good samaritan scenario? as a matter of fact, I have been in a sort of similar situation. a group of mexican illegals threatned to bludgeon me and a friend to death after he threatned to call the cops when they T-Boned him and totaled his vehicle, but turned out not to have insurance. If a second friend had not shown up very heavily armed, it could have gotten extremely ugly.

    how much time have you spent in a situation where you are a linguistic minority? I have not spent much - but probably significantly more than most Americans, given that I now live in a nation (Japan) where I do not speak the local tongue. Please allow me to assure you, the language barrier is huge when it comes to things such as a sense of community, and the ability to interact.

    no one here is saying that Mexican Immigrants are somehow morally inferior because they don't learn english. we are saying that the system is inferior because it doesn't teach them.

  2. #222
    Sage
    cpwill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    USofA
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:48 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    57,103

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

    Quote Originally Posted by stelz View Post
    Uh, NO.

    The ecomomy's been circling closer and closer to the drain, in case you haven't noticed. The "American Dream" has been kaput for some time now.
    I have been talking about unfunded liabilities since the time when doing so made you a nutter. And the most important ingredient to rescuing said "American Dream" is the revitalization of the nation as a nation. Culturally confident nations succeed - culturally passive ones do not.

  3. #223
    Sage
    lpast's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Fla
    Last Seen
    05-21-16 @ 10:12 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    13,565

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

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    I have been talking about unfunded liabilities since the time when doing so made you a nutter. And the most important ingredient to rescuing said "American Dream" is the revitalization of the nation as a nation. Culturally confident nations succeed - culturally passive ones do not.
    Will your right, absolutely right...what makes you wrong to me is where you put 100% of the blame and where you put none of the blame and thats the same problem I have with the teaparty...its a scam to stick it to the working class make them pay for this big bill and give the rich and corps tax breaks...

    What proved to me that giving money to the rich and corporations doesnt create a job it just fattens the richs pockets...is the bush tax cuts....I used to believe that horse**** for years...I dont anymore

  4. #224
    Sage
    cpwill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    USofA
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:48 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    57,103

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

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Will your right, absolutely right...what makes you wrong to me is where you put 100% of the blame and where you put none of the blame and thats the same problem I have with the teaparty...
    well then I would have to say you are seeking out scapegoats. Our problems have been decades in the making, and the movement described as the "Tea Party" has been around for about 4 years. furthermore, the thrust they represent will be what solves our crises (if anything does).

    its a scam to stick it to the working class make them pay for this big bill and give the rich and corps tax breaks...
    still selling this tripe? you just don't get tired of getting beat, huh?

    What proved to me that giving money to the rich and corporations doesnt create a job it just fattens the richs pockets...is the bush tax cuts....I used to believe that horse**** for years...I dont anymore
    i don't believe you.

  5. #225
    Basketball Nerd
    StillBallin75's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Vilseck, Germany
    Last Seen
    12-10-17 @ 07:52 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    21,896

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

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    well then I would have to say you are seeking out scapegoats. Our problems have been decades in the making, and the movement described as the "Tea Party" has been around for about 4 years. furthermore, the thrust they represent will be what solves our crises (if anything does).



    still selling this tripe? you just don't get tired of getting beat, huh?



    i don't believe you.
    wow this thread went waaaay off-topic
    Nobody 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.
    - Colonel Paul Yingling

  6. #226
    Educator

    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Last Seen
    07-08-11 @ 01:37 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Liberal
    Posts
    1,235

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

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    when the US played Mexico in Los Angelos a couple of weeks aYgo, Mexico was the "home team". there is a massive population growing within our borders exercising the rights and with the priveleges of US Citizens who do not consider themselves "American".

    do you consider that a net positive, or a net negative?
    Irrelevant. WHat difference does it make what the official language of the country is?

  7. #227
    Sage
    Boo Radley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Last Seen
    11-22-17 @ 04:22 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    36,858

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

    No. It's a waste of money and time for no other reason than to cater to misguided ethnocentrism.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

  8. #228
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Last Seen
    05-06-12 @ 11:12 PM
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    9,800

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

    Quote Originally Posted by stelz View Post
    Next time your car breaks down on the side of the road and all those english-speaking people are whizzing on by, but a spanish-speaking person stops to help, think about what you said here.
    I like that too much to just hit like.

    I also tell any customer who apologizes for their fractured English that hey, they know at least one more language than I do. We'll muddle through.

  9. #229
    Student (R)IGHTeous 1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    southeast PA
    Last Seen
    07-06-11 @ 03:12 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    152

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

    Option #2....
    THIS is what a young, urban, mixed Latino, GAY REPUBLICAN looks like now adays."-ME
    Capitalism+Bush Doctrine+Israel+state's rights+low/flat taxes=FREEDOM & PROSPERITY.
    ROMNEY/RUBIO 2012

  10. #230
    Sage
    Boo Radley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Last Seen
    11-22-17 @ 04:22 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    36,858

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gargantuan View Post
    Irrelevant. WHat difference does it make what the official language of the country is?
    To add to your comment to CP, making an offical language won't change the population. In fact, it won't do anything at all. It would be an expensive waste of time and energy.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

Page 23 of 28 FirstFirst ... 132122232425 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •