We Speak English Here In America

This one is a no brainer as english is the given language of america. Anybody that come's here from any other to live and enjoy a better life should show enough respect to learn our language. In fact it should be a required course in order it get citizenship here. If you are not willing to do that then stay where your at or leave here and return to where you came from.
Robert1256 Robert1256
51-55, M
10 Responses Aug 20, 2010

I agree. Anyone who doesn't know the English language is a burden to themselves, their families and society as a whole. Spanish language TV should be banned in the USA. <br />
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Most Mexican immigrants are failures in their home countries, because they are lazy and look for the easy way. Their homelands are filled with factory jobs that had once been held by Americans on US soil. They enter the US illegally, because entering the US legally requires some effort and they want the easy way. They don't value education and, consequently, neither do their children. Many look to crime instead of work that requires education and training. They’re looking for the easy way.

We should not, with a few exception's have to accomidate anyone regardless of where they came from. This is an english speaking nation and it should be a requirement to learn english to get citzenship. A friend of mine work's at a printing plant in our area and the company has hired many spanish speaking people to work there. She is the lead person on her machine and is having trouble communicating with some placed on her machine. She said that when she spoke with her supervisor about this problem that she was told that if she wanted to keep her job as lead that SHE needed to learn to communicate to THEM. WRONG ANSWER !! But this is where we are headed.

Exactly my point my friend. If I moved to China per say I would not expect them to change thing's to accommadate me, I would have to learn their custom's and language. To me that is a given.

I dont really know if it is official or not, or that we just take for granted that it is because that is what has been mostly spoken. But if you take a fast look around you then you will find it loosing ground. Speaking spanish is a requirement for the ability to qualify for more and more job's, WHY ? They need to learn english if they want to live in an english speaking country.

It would definitely make things easier, but i don't think that someone shouldn't be allowed to live here if they don't speak English, they should be willing to learn though.

WEll , I dont think I would go quite that far.

I thought it was! Death to all who don't speak it fluently!

Thank You Abby, well said.

I couldn't agree more. I can't imagine moving to a country with a different language and demanding that they accommodate me by communicating in my language. It's ridiculous for anyone to expect that, and it is also impossible to do that for everyone. There are people from all over the world in the U.S. There is no way to broadcast TV and radio in every language, print out forms and documents in every language, or speak to every single person in the language of the country they came from. If people want to live here so badly, and enjoy what others have fought and died for, the least they could do is learn the language.

I Agree 100%