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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Of course not, that was a general comment.
    Then why is anyone concerned about the language issue? Wouldn't it be better to spend time on the relevant issues?

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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Why shouldn't we complain about any illegal immigrants? Why not? It does not make one a racist or a bigot because they don't want illegal immigration. That's assinine.
    Thanks for admitting what I implied.

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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Then why is anyone concerned about the language issue? Wouldn't it be better to spend time on the relevant issues?
    What are the relevant issues?

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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Then why is anyone concerned about the language issue? Wouldn't it be better to spend time on the relevant issues?
    Language is a small issue among many other issues. That doesn't mean it shouldn't be discussed though. It's still an issue.

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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Quote Originally Posted by spanky View Post
    Thanks for admitting what I implied.
    What, that your assumptions are assinine? Your welcome.

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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Quote Originally Posted by spanky View Post
    What are the relevant issues?
    Good question. But it fit with our conversation.

    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.

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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Quote Originally Posted by spanky View Post
    Thanks for admitting what I implied.
    Okay smart guy, then explain to me how exactly it makes one a bigot or a racist to oppose illegal immigration.

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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Quote Originally Posted by spanky View Post
    Indians speak english.
    Are you just here to refute what everyone has to say? Honestly... I'm sure you know what I mean, you're just being difficult.
    I don't solve problems, I create them.

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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Language is a small issue among many other issues. That doesn't mean it shouldn't be discussed though. It's still an issue.
    I don't believe it is. History shows they adjust in time.

    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.

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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I don't believe it is. History shows they adjust in time.
    That might be true, but in the meantime, it hinders them and adds to poverty levels.

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