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Friday, May 19, 2006

It's Official, Speak English

Well, despite the usual whining by Nevada Senator and Democrat Majority Leader Harry Reid (whoring for Spanish votes), the measure to make English the official language passed 63-34 (which means a few Democrats saw the light).

http://www.washingtontimes.com/national/20060518-114129-1805r.htm

And believe it or not, Harry, when this country was founded it was by English speakers. You go to England, you learn the language. There's no bilingual signs in England, Australia, or New Zealand. Why? Are they racist also, Harry? Nope. Just deal with the fact you can't keep people ignorant forever. If some of the folks learn English, they may learn, you're full of it. Enjoy the elections Harry.

Question: How is enforcing your own language in your own country racist?

Don't Europeans get pissed when we don't know, say, German or Russian? Isn't it more rude than to not even try and learn the language of your new home? Sorry Harry, your racism comment won't hold water. There's white folks, Asians, Latinos, indigenous South Americans, Africans, and others who don't speak English, you moron. We're asking they learn English. Otherwise, you get to figure out where more money can be obtained to make bi and multilingual street signs, traffic signs, construction warning signs, textbooks, tax forms, etc......

10 Comments:

  • At 2:10 PM, Blogger Kevin said…

    There's no bilingual signs in England, Australia, or New Zealand.

    I've never lived in England or Australia (though been to both), but I have lived in NZ. I'm not trying to make an argument either way here, but your fact is incorrect.

    The National Language of NZ is both English and Maori, not just English. Furthermore, the government and the residents fully acknowledge both of these languages.

    PS: I'm in Houston at the moment. Whatcha up to.

     
  • At 2:39 PM, Blogger Kevin said…

    Also, since you did propose a question...

    I think the point is that America has not (apparently until now) ever HAD a national language. It's clear that English is the dominant language, but going back to all of our old conversations, it's like saying that Christianity should be the national religion just because it's the dominant one.

    In a country that is supposed to be free of such governmental restraints, it seems difficult - if not just contradicting - to define [at the federal level] any imposing boundaries on people's way of life. And to be fair, this notion is about as republican-minded as you can get.

    Clearly everyone speaking the same language makes things easier, but it would be easier if we all practiced the same religion too. It's just an arbitrary decision acquired in ones life (usually in both cases without any predetermination - as language is typically also learned from birth).

    Personally, I hope that it encourages fluent bilingualists to speak their native tongue more openly.

     
  • At 9:42 AM, Blogger NDwalters said…

    Maori? As in the natives who gave the English fits during their colonization of NZ? Interesting. Well, my bad in incorrect facts. I'm in Houston also. Of course.

    Now, to your other response. I doubt we have the money or resources to enforce one language, one country. Yeah, someone said it sounds too much like the old 1930s German Credo- Eine Volk, Eine Deutschland, Eine Fuhrer.

    I am not saying enforce it, but lets encourage it. True, Europe is mutlilingual and their students must study several languages and be able to speak it, however, are you suggesting we do the same? I have no prob with learning other lands and cultures, but where is the fundage going to come from?

     
  • At 2:46 PM, Blogger Mooneyguy said…

    Should this silly bill become law, the official language portion will change exactly what? Nothing! What a waste of time...

     
  • At 7:27 AM, Blogger NDwalters said…

    Looneytunes, stop polluting this site. Go pollute others, or join your liberal circle jerk. Now we'll leave your comment here, to illustrate your stupidity.

     
  • At 9:40 AM, Blogger Kevin said…

    Liberal or conservative - you have to admit his comment is correct...

    It clearly will change nothing. Do you think otherwise?

     
  • At 1:07 PM, Blogger NDwalters said…

    Why does none of this suprise me. Looneytunes, perhaps you prefer to waste time and money forcing everyone to learn everyone else's language, and God forbid learn the one of most common usage here. Some of you libs want the US to be so much like Europe and everywhere else it's sickening. Tell me the Canadians aren't irked having to learn French for the sake of Quebec. Tell me the Brits aren't getting irritated at having to go to multilingualism.

    Basically, it comes down to a lake of fortitude. Lack of stamina is keeping unity in this country. You who have no guts prefer everyone be as impotent as thou, right looneytunes?

    If you ever read The Decline and Fall Of The Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon, you'd know Rome fell apart in a manner that is eerily like the events of today. Corrupt leaders, I say your party, you say mine. Division- thank you blue states. And of course, no tight reign on immigration or language. By the 500 to 600 AD Time, Rome was gone. They imploded, and language was a key to that. So, let's see how far we can take this the abyss, boys. See how long it takes for the US to cease to exist. Come on, give me a break here. It's not a waste of time or money, and is less than say publishing every US textbook in every language so not to offend the special interests or corporations new crop of indentured servants. Yeah, it's a waste to try and save America. Course, it's not a waste for those who have loyalty. For you, who has none, it appears everything is a waste.

    Read The Decline and Fall of The Roman Empire

     
  • At 5:37 PM, Blogger Mooneyguy said…

    During the year I lived in Thailand I was most grateful that so many signs were in English (and often German) as well as Thai. It made my life easier. I sure hope the Thais were not as resentful of the multi-language ATMs as Americans seem to be...

     
  • At 5:32 AM, Blogger NDwalters said…

    The Thais depend on tourism more than the US does. See, we have a tad more industry and that tends to slow down when you have to translate every danged thing. Thai is the official language there, do we not have to learn it over there also? At least out of courtesy? And since we're on that subject. Is it not frustrating and rude for someone to choose not to learn English, when there are ESL Classes, free ESL classes around? It isn't just rude, it's laziness to boot. Apparently you won't dare address the lack of willingness to assimilate. Typical response of the utopian, give no one accountability or standards, unless they are opposite of you. Hold no one to a standard except those everyone else whom you won't expect to live up to it. Keep that smirk when the US turns into a Third World Cesspool. Oh wait, you'll have fled to some anti-American haven by then. Why do you even post? What point do you make other than antagonizing everyone else? None.

     
  • At 9:36 AM, Blogger Kevin said…

    Actually ND, I agree with you. The concept of catering to EVERY language (even metaphorically) is just stupid.

    BUT, at what point does it become relevant and necessary? Say what you will, but we all know what language this is targeted at - Spanish - Mexican Spanish at that.

    We've all read the statistics though and at what point do we get to say 'oh wait, English is NOT the only language spoken in this country?'

    It seems to me, at least, that when a significant population of a country speaks a certain language - you don't just toss it to the side - do you?

     

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