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Spinkiegirl On August 18, 2018




Chicago, Illinois
#1New Post! Mar 02, 2012 @ 05:33:17
https://americanvision.org/4195/tyranny-the-official-language-of-misguided-conservatives/ Interesting article...thought I would share it here.
Hot_Rod On March 30, 2012

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#2New Post! Mar 02, 2012 @ 05:59:33
Impose English as the official language of the United States???


Firstly, Americans would seem to need to learn to speak it, surely?
crazylikeafox On June 02, 2017




McKinney, Texas
#3New Post! Mar 02, 2012 @ 06:21:53
@Hot_Rod Said

Impose English as the official language of the United States???


Firstly, Americans would seem to need to learn to speak it, surely?


Hey! I for one speak English good.
Hot_Rod On March 30, 2012

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#4New Post! Mar 02, 2012 @ 06:23:28
@crazylikeafox Said

Hey! I for one speak English good.


I rest my case.
Jennifer1984 On April 04, 2020
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#5New Post! Mar 02, 2012 @ 08:01:09
@Hot_Rod Said

Impose English as the official language of the United States???


Firstly, Americans would seem to need to learn to speak it, surely?



Oh, now that was naughty... but I liked it.

Lessons in spelling might be appropriate too. Or would that be 'lessonz' in American-ese...?


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Jennifer1984 On April 04, 2020
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#6New Post! Mar 02, 2012 @ 08:13:44
It is misguided to think that we uphold the principles that once made this nation great by imposing English as an official language. It is, in fact, distinctly un-American and quite liberal and progressive to use government to compel people into what we feel are good social manners. <<< snippet from link


What nonsense..!! To claim, even obliquely, that it is a liberal principle to impose a national language is just plain silly.

Liberalism, by it's very nature, promotes diversity of culture. It's reasonable to say that English is the majority language in the US, but a nation that was almost founded on immigration must surely tolerate the native tongues of those who come there and make it what it is.

In Britain, the birthplace of the English language, we have a number of other languages. Welsh, Kernewek (Cornish) and Scottish Gaelic are in, at least, regional use. Welsh is taught in schools in Wales and Mebyon Kernow, the political party for Cornwall, are attempting to have Kernewek formally added to the school curriculum in Cornwall.

Our census is printed in more than fifty languages for the benefit of those who live here, who use English as a second language (or don't speak it at all), as are the information leaflets for social benefit claimants.

We are a liberal nation and we embrace diversity. That is a liberal concept. To say that liberalism is restrictive and narrow focused is just plain wrong.


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hoppy On August 27, 2013




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#7New Post! Mar 02, 2012 @ 11:03:57
@Hot_Rod Said

Impose English as the official language of the United States???


Firstly, Americans would seem to need to learn to speak it, surely?



Firstly?
restoreone On January 25, 2020




, Ohio
#8New Post! Mar 02, 2012 @ 12:09:51
@Hot_Rod Said

Impose English as the official language of the United States???


Firstly, Americans would seem to need to learn to speak it, surely?



@Jennifer1984 Said

Oh, now that was naughty... but I liked it.

Lessons in spelling might be appropriate too. Or would that be 'lessonz' in American-ese...?


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When ya'll learn to speak the same language please inform us so we may follow in your steps. Please do not make me you tube the Essex London Liverpool southern accents

Oh the list could go on and on
crazylikeafox On June 02, 2017




McKinney, Texas
#9New Post! Mar 03, 2012 @ 00:51:17
@Jennifer1984 Said

It is misguided to think that we uphold the principles that once made this nation great by imposing English as an official language. It is, in fact, distinctly un-American and quite liberal and progressive to use government to compel people into what we feel are good social manners. <<< snippet from link


What nonsense..!! To claim, even obliquely, that it is a liberal principle to impose a national language is just plain silly.

Liberalism, by it's very nature, promotes diversity of culture. It's reasonable to say that English is the majority language in the US, but a nation that was almost founded on immigration must surely tolerate the native tongues of those who come there and make it what it is.

In Britain, the birthplace of the English language, we have a number of other languages. Welsh, Kernewek (Cornish) and Scottish Gaelic are in, at least, regional use. Welsh is taught in schools in Wales and Mebyon Kernow, the political party for Cornwall, are attempting to have Kernewek formally added to the school curriculum in Cornwall.

Our census is printed in more than fifty languages for the benefit of those who live here, who use English as a second language (or don't speak it at all), as are the information leaflets for social benefit claimants.

We are a liberal nation and we embrace diversity. That is a liberal concept. To say that liberalism is restrictive and narrow focused is just plain wrong.


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That's because you're looking at British Liberals and assuming that's what everyone means when they say "Liberal". Note that I didn't completely agree with the author's bashing of Liberals, but understand Liberal and Conservative are NOT universal concepts and mean very different things in every country.
crazylikeafox On June 02, 2017




McKinney, Texas
#10New Post! Mar 03, 2012 @ 00:53:08
@restoreone Said

When ya'll learn to speak the same language please inform us so we may follow in your steps. Please do not make me you tube the Essex London Liverpool southern accents

Oh the list could go on and on


Better yet, post a Youtube comment. I don't think any of us could mangle English any more than that if we TRIED.
Hot_Rod On March 30, 2012

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#11New Post! Mar 03, 2012 @ 16:08:40
@restoreone Said

When ya'll learn to speak the same language please inform us so we may follow in your steps. Please do not make me you tube the Essex London Liverpool southern accents

Oh the list could go on and on


You don't need to - I am familiar with them all.

You should be aware that 'Essex' and 'Cockney' (Central London) are frankly these days almost the same thing lol. Southern is not an accent. Liverpool (Scouse) doesn't count.
Hot_Rod On March 30, 2012

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#12New Post! Mar 03, 2012 @ 16:15:13
@hoppy Said

Firstly?


Yes. Firstly. Problem?
boxerdc On December 18, 2012

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#13New Post! Mar 03, 2012 @ 16:17:31
@Hot_Rod Said

You should be aware that 'Essex' and 'Cockney' (Central London) are frankly these days almost the same thing lol. Southern is not an accent. Liverpool (Scouse) doesn't count.


Why should we be aware of any of those things? Do they matter to us? Will awareness of them be somehow life changing?


I didn't think so.
Hot_Rod On March 30, 2012

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#14New Post! Mar 03, 2012 @ 16:18:40
@boxerdc Said

Why should we be aware of any of those things? Do they matter to us? Will awareness of them be somehow life changing?


I didn't think so.


It clearly matters enough for you to bother to comment.
boxerdc On December 18, 2012

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#15New Post! Mar 03, 2012 @ 16:19:45
@Hot_Rod Said

It clearly matters enough for you to bother to comment.



I only comment because you are too far away to see my facial expression.
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