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Is the proposal to make English the official language a distraction?

I think it is. The government isn't doing anything effective to solve the problem of illegal immigration. In fact, they are making matters worse with proposals like a guest worker program. Making English the official language is just a way to pacify angry American voters, so that politicians can keep ensuring a steady supply of cheap labor for greedy American businessmen, who are betraying their country for profits.

Asked By: tony - 6/22/2006
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Its a distraction for sure, and it has almost no practical value. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for it. And no doubt it has a certain surface appeal to those who don't think it through. But would it mean no more Spanish language newspapers? Nope. No more teaching in native languages in primary grades in school... More
Answered By: DR - 6/22/2006
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The current government is useless. Time to bring out the Dustbuster and fill the capitol with fresh blood.
Answered By: Yo! - 6/22/2006
 
distraction or not, english should be the only language in this country.
Answered By: vickyarp54 - 6/22/2006
 
I agree. Bush has been awful on illegals. He wants to please Vicente Fox (who will be gone soon anyways) instead of the american people. What an awful president
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Answered By: Flash Virus - 6/22/2006
 
No it is not.. I think they should have english the offical language that is what it has always been.. If you want to live here then learn how to speak our language.. That would be like a whole bunch of americans going to mexico or italy and saying ok we dont want to learn your language so you have to change it.. Thats... More
Answered By: Christina H - 6/22/2006
 
Everyone knows it already is the official Language--even other Presidents stated it. Now because some Idiot thinks maybe not--the rest of us have too believe it! I think not!
Answered By: hadenough - 6/22/2006
 
I don't know,but in our state,this issue is going on the ballot for November! It should NOT even be an issue of English being the official language!! ENGLISH has ALWAYS been the language of THIS country,and should CONTINUE being so!!!
Answered By: sealrborders - 6/22/2006
 
A PROPOSAL THAT IS ,L---O---N---G OVER DO
Answered By: shamrock65@verizon.net - 6/22/2006
 
English became the official language over 200 year ago. At that time the issue was between English and German. In fact I was looking up state laws and there is a law in Illinois that says it is illegal to speak anything except for English in the state of Illinois. Too bad they don't enforce it. Taxes would go down and... More
Answered By: Bill S - 6/22/2006
 
I think it's about time that they made English the official language, but I agree that it isn't going to do anything. Of course they want cheap labor, it saves them lots of money, and also those politicians just put more in their already thick pocket... More
Answered By: amyvnsn - 6/22/2006
 
English is not America's language. English is England's language (I'm not entirely certain, but maybe that's why it's called 'English'? LOL... More
Answered By: Thin Kaboudit - 6/22/2006
 
NEWSFLASH: The USA has always had an underlying rule that English is the official language. Notice how all national services are in English only? Besides, America is a melting pot. English is already the official language.
Answered By: blacksheepmatt - 6/22/2006
 
yes they dneed to keep the rednecks happy.
Answered By: PANCHA - 6/22/2006
 
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