posted on May, 19 2006 @ 12:46 PM
I know from the earlier part of the thread, you probably thought it was way off kilter. It was. And I apologize for that. I would like a serious
discussion now without bickering. So, I will start with the civilities and stop what has been a long, drawn out mess from the beginning of the
This is what I think: I think the English only rule is a waste of legislation. It borders on racism because a language is part of a person's
culture. Taking away another's language is like robbing them of their heritage.
However, for some Americans, they feel that speaking English is a part of the country. For those few, it probably is.
However, for the rest of us that fit into the multi-cultural part of America, language is special and it attributes to the life and vivaciousness of
I believe that people should learn English. And people are already learning English.
Imho, some people just feel that they want to rob other cultures of their identity to prove their patriotism and Americansm. It is something that
America, as a colonizing power, has done since its inception.
And sadly enough, some people never learn that when different cultures give up the most personal parts of their character, they lose themselves and
their very nature.
And by this law probably passing, it will wipe out what uniqueness our country has left.