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This is the worst kind of discrimination. The kind against ME! ~ Bender
What would be the implications of having a national language? I don't think it is the role of the federal government to determine a language for the US. If a state wants to declare a language, that is fine with me. However, I don't think the federal government can tell the states what language is the official language. Now, if the federal government chooses to do legal proceedings, paper work, etc in English then I have no problem with that.
I will say on a personal note, if I move to another country who speaks a different language, I will do whatever is necessary to learn that language. I also would find it unreasonable to expect people to adapt to me.
Last edited by Helvidius; 06-18-11 at 11:20 PM.
Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
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I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
Given the history of both my families ancestry,(and this country's) history,it is understandable why I am skeptical of Making English an Official Language.
Last I check,the Constitution is being torn to shreds,or at least that' what I hear both the liberals and the conservatives say.
There is absolutely no guarantee other then,"we promise to honor the treaty" to prevent wholesale abuses.
However, for the most part, in recent decades, the autonomy seems to be largely in tact...[/QUOTE]
Funny how you added "for the most part".
Seems we both know about the concept of "Eminent Domain".
The reason why the autonomy is largely still intact is because the land underneath the tribes is usually worthless.
Once the Government,Corporation,or real estate developer decides the land is worth something,here comes the long and lengthy court battles just to preserve what little is left for the tribes.
I spent about 16 months bicycling cross-country in India, and can assure you, outside of the major cities, and tourist areas, it is very rare to find someone who speaks English, unless they are training to work over seas (small percentage of the population). In fact, I was lost for about 4 days in the back country of Karnatika, and could not even find someone who spoke Hindi or Bengali (which I had a rudimentary understanding of), let alone English.
~Following My Own Flow~
Like many other tribes,the revenue produced by the casinos is actually held "in trust" by the BIA.
You should ask the Apache Nation as to how well that's going.
You Can't Verify The Trust, Supreme Court Tells Apache Nation - Andrew Cohen - National - The Atlantic
Is it any wonder why I don't trust the government to protect my rights and freedoms vis a vis making English an "Official Language".
Or practically anything else.
Just from the tone of some of the posters on this very thread here,I don't trust them either.
But that's just my opinion.
Last edited by Verthaine; 06-18-11 at 11:49 PM.
As an official language sure. I have not problem with that. As the only official language, then no. We are more than just English.