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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    How would I know that?
    It's the internet.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by 0bserver92 View Post
    It's the internet.
    Exactly.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    The power? You mean the government? Well they are supposed to work for us. It is supposed to matter. The point remains that something has to be done about illegal immigration.
    Us covers more than just you and me. However, we've allowed money to b free speech, and money likes it this way. We'd have to stop thinking in terms of parties, stop worrying about meaningless issues like language, and exercise or power to vote people out f office regardless of party. There is just not enough push to really do something.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Us covers more than just you and me. However, we've allowed money to b free speech, and money likes it this way. We'd have to stop thinking in terms of parties, stop worrying about meaningless issues like language, and exercise or power to vote people out f office regardless of party. There is just not enough push to really do something.
    Oh, it's building. Just wait until there are even less jobs and people are more and more desperate for work. I'm pretty sure that there are a lot of people who are sick and tired of both parties too, and it's only a matter of time.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Oh, it's building. Just wait until there are even less jobs and people are more and more desperate for work. I'm pretty sure that there are a lot of people who are sick and tired of both parties too, and it's only a matter of time.
    Well that's hope. Then we'll work for low wages and no benefits. A friend of mine calls it the mexicanization of America.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Well that's hope. Then we'll work for low wages and no benefits. A friend of mine calls it the mexicanization of America.
    Where's the logic here?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Where's the logic here?
    Cheap labor means higher profits for the few. Illegals are cheap labor. You see wages stagnating while profits for business grow. Many factors are leading the country this way.

    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 wolfman24 View Post
    read the post and show me where I said national. No where. Pt
    read the post and show me where I said you said national. No where. Pt

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

    No but to be honest they already want to. The top advertiser on Spanish language TV channels in America are learn English educational products. You just can't speak English if you don't know the language.
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    Re: Is it racist to ask for immigrants to speak English?

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    I wouldn't call it racist, but I wouldn't expect it to happen either. Making English our official language and using it for all government documents is one thing, but asking immigrants not to speak their native language in public is going a bit far.
    Did someone say that they shouldn't speak their native language at all? Not that I recall.

    It's when they are attempting to transact business that the country's language should be spoken. I don't care what they speak otherwise.
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