What is the official language of USA ?
One thing I would like to stress right now is that I am Hispanic. I was born in theUnited States of America. As was my father and grand parents. I have come to cherish the values we as AMERICANS hold dear. I do not speak or really even know Spanish and it was not a required part of the curiculum when I attended public schools almost 25 years ago. Now in oder not to offend certain communities they are saying that "English is not the official language of the United States, only the most widely used language " That is hog wash ! Our currency is printed in English. Our constitution was drafted in English. Public schools are taught in English ( when I was there anyway ). When immigrants from Italy, Poland, Japan and various other countries started coming here over a century ago by the boat load they all made a monumental effort to familiarize themselves with our linguistic system in the hopes of pursuing the AMERICAN DREAM ! Is it asking so much that we require one official recognized linguistic system that has been used in this country for centuries now ? I am reminded of a story in the bible about the tower of babble. The lord supposedly made all those who were trying to build the tower speak different languages to hinder their plans and prevent the completion of the tower. I bring this up because I, and people I know have been adversely effected by this new change that some people seem to thing we should just cheerfully accept and embrace. My motther applied for a job as a school bus driver in Arlington Texas, but was denied employment for a simple nonskilled labor occupation because, she wasnt fluent in Spanish. I have been employed at more than one company where at no time did they make me aware that the ability to communicate in Spanish was a requirement. Yet, when having to communicate with Hispanic sobordinants in the course of my duties, they became angry WITH ME because I could not understand what they were saying and because they really couldnt understand what I was saying. After some harrassment from them I, in good faith brought this to the atention of my supervisor who informed me that I was the one being prejudice, because I didnt know Spanish. They suggested I go out and take a course. Who is supposed to pay for it me ? Will I be compensated for my time ? And why should I have to bend over backwards to make consessions for people who hate me and made it quite clear they do anyway ? I have also worked at many jobs where the bi lingual associates are constantly pulled away from their assigned tasks to interpret for co workers, or more often, customers who do not speak, or prefer not to speak English. Yet their work goes neglected when they are constantly pulled away and then they are reprimanded as if it was their fault that their worked suffered. Even when they remind management that they always get called to go and interpret management still treats them as if they are not trying. I have told potential applicants that if they are bi lingual, dont tell them because your will suffer as will the rest of us who count on your work when management pulls you away to interpret. Now I dont want to sound racist or prejudice, again, I am Hispanic. But until someone can provide a good arguement infavor of this country NOT having an official language, or some reasonable way to co exsist with people who are bringing this radical change to our country, and our culture I am going to consider English to be our official language. We didnt make consessions for the Italians, Japanese or French who came to this country and became citizens. Why is so much being done to accomodate this one particular group and what should that mean for the rest of us ?
Asked By: Bryan Torrence - 3/14/2012
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The official language of the USA is American English
Answered By: Mac - 3/14/2012
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The united states, by law, does not have an official language. However, the most widely used language is English.
Answered By: Jamesy - 3/14/2012
jamesy has it right
Answered By: blajdfsdf - 3/14/2012
There is no federal state law declaring an official language, only state laws (with Hawaii being the only bilingual state at Hawaiian and English) The defacto (by practice but not by law) language is English
Answered By: мι¢кιє♀ - 3/14/2012
should we report this as "rant... More
Answered By: zirp - 3/14/2012
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