reply to post by IAMIAM
First off I don't whip anybody. Secondly the U.S. TECHNICALLY has no official language, note I say technically but the general consensus is that
ENGLISH, specifically American English, is the official language.
When all the immigrants you listed came here the majority, the HUGE majority, learned to speak english and you know what? Those immigrants LEARNED the
language of their new homeland which happened to be english. They didn't expect others to learn their language because they had something called
respect for their new homeland even though they didn't receive free government handouts. Nowadays people aren't getting hired for jobs for not
speaking a language other than english! This didn't happen 20 years ago and to deny that would be ludicrous. Hell, people have been fired from their
jobs for not knowing the language that new immigrant employee could only speak, whether they be legal or illegal. That did not happen 20 yrs ago.
I live in Erie Pa and we have a little Italy and other "little" ethnic neighborhoods. Those people do not expect others to learn the language of their
homeland because they do not any longer live in their homeland. FACT. Let me ask you this, Say you spoke only French, just for the sake of argument,
and you moved to a country that only spoke Swahili. You denied to learn their language. Do you think people would lose their jobs, would you expect
people to lose their jobs for not knowing your language? Wouldn't that be wrong? Wouldn't it be wrong for them to have to learn your language to keep
their jobs that they had before you even immigrated to that country?
Also, it wasn't just the English, Dutch, French, Africans. etc. that built the railroads... Im not going to continue that point because that was
almost 200 years ago and times are different hence the immigration laws that are in place but aren't thoroughly enforced. Mainly due to the BS
Seriously? Not all immigrants come to the U.S. illegaly. FACT. A lot of them come here the respectful way, the legal way and many of them take the
initiative to learn American English so they can become a productive part of society. I speak my mind against illegals (criminals because breaking the
law is criminal) and I speak my mind against the bankers and the government and the corporations.
I understand and respect your point of view and where you were going with your post but do I agree with it? No I do not, not a chance. Especially
when I have mouths to feed and I am barely making it (only making it btw from family handouts, hell i'm on my mothers computer) and criminals are
getting free government handouts when I am a productive member of society and I am denied this help which would help my children live a better life
and Im sure as hell that my two boys will become productive members of society and not criminals. (note I say sure and not %100 positive) I have no
problem with helping people, I am a people pleaser but damn come here legally like others.
One more thing, illegals that come here and murder legitimate citizens and commit other crimes like raping 10 year old children only to get deported
to come back and do it over and over again. Actual legal citizens would spend many years in prison for doing the same and probably never do it again,
although it does happen time to time.
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