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Originally posted by HisMajesty
reply to post by Night Star
why when i could just hire a translator, why not learn another language. forcing? alittle exaterating, whos putting the gun to your head? call 911.
telling people to leave the country yeah right. Your gonna use violence right because thats all you like to do when things dont go the way you want.
The world is evolving well soon be speaking spanglish.
Too angry, to demanding. whatever act like God all you want your just another person like me.
Dont worry we can still be fwiends.edit on 17-6-2011 by HisMajesty because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by rumor21
Born and raised in the united states and live in a area where it's mostly portuguese, was denied a job because i didn't know portuguese.
English is the de facto national language of the United States, with 82% of the population claiming it as a mother tongue, and some 96% claiming to speak it "well" or "very well".
Originally posted by Dinogur
you guys do know america has no official language right?
Originally posted by hotbakedtater
Maybe the lazy snip knows English, but chooses to speak Spanish. You know because it is a free country and there are lots of non englsh speakers in Texas?
More from the story that the OP failed to share with us:
"Through his interpreter, Aguirre said Spanish is his “first language and since it is his first time giving testimony he would rather do it in Spanish.”
“It is insulting to us,” Sen. Harris fired back. “It is very insulting. And if he knows English, he needs to be speaking in English.”
No Sen. Harris, here is what SHOULD be insulting and IS insulting to a REAL American: that you have such little respect for a concept in our constitution called Freedom of Speech. That you choose to represent your constituents through bleating ignorance at a man exercising his rights under said constitution.
The insult is that an elected politician thinks it is ok to Bully someone like this. The insult that Sen. Harris thinks he can pick and choose which parts of the constitution he wants others to have access to.
Damn right this is insulting. And it disgusts but does not surprise me.
edit on Fri, 17 Jun 2011 07:51:59 -0500 by hotbakedtater because: added facts OP failed to list