View Poll Results: Should the government provide ballots in languages other than English?

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    Re: Should the government provide ballots in languages other than English?

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    Finally, by your own standards, since you cannot express yourself proficiently in written English and are therefore most likely not a citizen and have no right to vote in the first place, how about leaving this to actual Americans to discuss?
    You are aware that most Americans are not grammar Nazis like you.So I'll ask you again

    How does you being a grammar Nazi change the fact that if you are a naturalized(english proficiency is one of the requirements to be a naturalized citizen) or a natural born citizen change the fact that you are already able to proficiently write, speak and read english(look I didn't capitalize "english" again)?



    Seeing how only American citizens can vote there should not be anyone at the polls who can't read a english ballot seeing how naturalized citizens have to take a english proficiency test and natural born Americans already speak english. If we allowed green card holders and any another immigrants to vote you have a point that there is a need for multilingual ballots. But we only allow American citizens to vote in our elections.
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    Re: Should the government provide ballots in languages other than English?

    Quote Originally Posted by webrockk View Post
    It's not even close to the same. Why don't you attempt to "honestly" relay how it is...in 2010, instead of presenting some predictable leftie obfuscation hoping to once again throw folks off the scent of your putrid agenda.
    Well, your list of examples, treatises, and history certainly has convinced me! "It's not even close to the same." Such clarity! Such knowledge of the era! I bow to your expertise.

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    Re: Should the government provide ballots in languages other than English?

    Quote Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
    Well, your list of examples, treatises, and history certainly has convinced me! "It's not even close to the same." Such clarity! Such knowledge of the era! I bow to your expertise.
    Well, thank you!....I think Now, please continue attempting to form your opinion....there are a few gaps in reality that need addressing
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    Re: Should the government provide ballots in languages other than English?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jucon View Post
    As much as I'd love all U.S. citizens to speak one language, that is an unreasonable expectation. Immigrants come from all over the world and their English can be very broken.
    You shouldn't be able to become a US citizen until you can read and write english. If you were born in America and cannot, you are too stupid to vote and should be DQ'd as a matter of law



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    Re: Should the government provide ballots in languages other than English?

    Currently it should probably be provided in several languages. However I think we should make English the official language of the U.S.

    I think a successful society needs to have a common language. Learning or knowing others is a great thing and commendable, but every American should have an understanding of English enough to successfully vote or do other official state business.

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    Re: Should the government provide ballots in languages other than English?

    Any documents from either the Federal or State Government should be in English only. If private business want to print material in other languages, who cares.
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    Re: Should the government provide ballots in languages other than English?

    What's the point of providing a ballot in a different language? It's not like we don't already know they are just going to vote for the D. I am personally for deporting anyone who has been here a couple years and can't speak basic english. After all, how much can you really contribute to any society if you can speak the language?
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    Re: Should the government provide ballots in languages other than English?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    My state offers ballots in:

    Additional Languages and Formats
    Choose your language:

    Chinese
    Spanish
    Cambodian
    Korean
    Laotian
    Russian
    Vietnamese

    How do you feel about this? If ballots are offered in these languages, does that discriminate against immigrants that speak different languages? Should ballots in the U.S. be offered in any language other than English?
    i don't think we can discriminate against legal voters. what about a brand new citizen, who has not yet mastered our language. wouldn't you want them to be informed when they vote?

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    Re: Should the government provide ballots in languages other than English?

    Quote Originally Posted by Crunch View Post
    reading one of three sentences does NOT guarantee an immigrant can understand a ballot.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Should the government provide ballots in languages other than English?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goof Noodle View Post
    What's the point of providing a ballot in a different language? It's not like we don't already know they are just going to vote for the D. I am personally for deporting anyone who has been here a couple years and can't speak basic english. After all, how much can you really contribute to any society if you can speak the language?
    Are you not paying attention? We're discussing things like ballot questions, not the name of the politician, which doesn't get translated anyway. Sheesh.

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