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Daily Paul Followers. English is the Language, Not Spanish. No One's Free Speech is Violated. Any Questions?

There was a time that when immigrants came from Europe to have a better life in America. The kids would learn English at school and the parents were eager to learn the English lessons taught to their children so the parents can better their lives learning the language. If it were left up to me. I would shut down all Spanish speaking radio,TV stations and print media because it does not help no one. It is a disincentive for a person not to assimilate into the language and culture. It is has nothing to do with free speech or freedom. If a person does not want to learn English, they should go home to the land they came from.

the school principle has every right to have English only spoken. in story:
http://www.thelonestarwatchdog.com/principal-accused-banning...

My employer who is the foreman who is here legally from Columbia has a policy. His rule is no Spanish spoken on the job and English is the only language in the work place among co-workers. No English, no hire.

People speaking Spanish when they can speak English well breeds mistrust among those who do not speak Spanish. Many times these people who can speak English speak Spanish behind people's backs because they are not man enough or lady enough to say it in English is an act of cowards.

The school principle's policy prohibiting Spanish in the classroom stops these insults made behind the teachers or students backs. If they have a problem with someone. They should say it in English. Insults in Spanish is an act of cowards if they can not speak do not want to speak there minds in the proper language. It has nothing to do with free speech or individual liberty.

I plan on visiting Russia hopefully next year. I am learning the language so I can communicate with the Russian people. I know many Russians can speak English well. I will learn to speak the language because as a guest in their country. If I make the effort to speak there language. I know I will earn their respect for making the effort. I do not expect the Russian people to accommodate me if I refuse to learn the Russian language.

If I make a honest effort to learn Russian and make a mistake speaking. It is a different story if they use English to correct my Russian.

It is my responsibility to learn the Russian language. It is not the Russians obligation to accommodate me if I refuse to assimilate.

I like to see Spanish people try this in the Russian Federation with this press 1 for Russian and 2 for Spanish. It would never fly in Russia. Learn their language or go home. Their way or the highway is the right policy of Russia if they refuse to learn the native language.

So you Daily Paul people before you talk about free speech. Better learn history first. It is noting to do with free speech. The language of the people is a major part of the strength and unity of a nation.

English is the Language of America. Not Spanish. Any Questions?

Soon or will be the Americans way for the Highway if a person does not assimilate to learn English and learn our history or culture. There is no room for those who will not assimilate to be Americans and not have duel loyalties to their native country. There is only room for one American flag and one Language and that is English.

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you being born was an error.

you being born was an error. Grammar is like the tax code. Too many opinions. As long as people can understand what I say. There is no grammar error. Beside you are a troll. I can tell because you can attack what is say. so grammar thing is used. Go back to Mexico if you think Spanish should be spoken.

Ignorance must be your strong suit.

You communicate it so well.

"A vote for the lesser of two evils is a vote to keep things the same", Buckminster Fuller..
A choice for liberty is always a choice for liberty.

Is that the "school principle"?

There is no "grammar error"? I suppose there is no "spell error" either. Strange principles, those.

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"Fully half the quotations found on the internet are either mis-attributed, or outright fabrications." - Abraham Lincoln

I think I can sum up your post

I think I can sum up your post in one sentence:

You favor group rights over individual rights.

Si tengo unas preguntas

eh unos puntos.

Estes son "Las Americas". Hey America norte e America del sur. En lo sur hay muchas lenguas como Espanol, Aleman, Frances e muchas leguas delos indiginos. E aqui, hay muchas vecinos donde Espanol es comun.

Entonces, proque no debemos hablar la lengua de neustra historia?

Be brave, be brave, the Myan pilot needs no aeroplane.

No entiendo!

我看不懂你在寫什麼﹗你所寫的對我就一點意義都沒有了﹗就好比我現在寫的評語對你一點意義都沒有一樣﹗我們就沒有交集也沒有辦法溝通了。

Lol!!!

Lol!!! :)

Wisdom Strategies

What s next? The government enforcing which kind of english

must be spoken? There are many different dialects depending upon the region and social group.

"A vote for the lesser of two evils is a vote to keep things the same", Buckminster Fuller..
A choice for liberty is always a choice for liberty.

I vote for the Jamaican

I vote for the Jamaican Patois, it sounds so cool!

lol

what else do you want to government to control in your life? If you're willing to allow them to control language, the way we communicate, well don't be surprised when they want to control every other aspect of your life. You expect to be able to keep a gun if you let the state dictate what words you can say and which words are forbidden? Regulate and censor media?

You Sir are an authoritarian!

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"English is the Language of America. Not Spanish. Any Questions?"

America isn't just the United States of America though. More people speak Spanish in America :). Also Portuguese will probably be spoken by more people than English in the New World in a few decades.

Anyway it's a good thing the United States of America has no official national language.

this has got to be a joke

If I had to guess, there is some entity attempting to validate the southern poverty law center's premise that individual liberty is founded on white supremacy by posting these bigoted messages.
OR...
This person happens to be an ignorant bigot that does not appreciate the virtues of individual liberty.

Either way, individual liberty and institutionalized bigotry are antithetical.

In order to be pro individual liberty, one must appreciate that every individual is utterly unique, irreplaceable, and sacred or, at the very least, respect the individual's will.

This article does neither. It describes spanish as some kind of evil, and it prescribes the elimination of outlets of expression.

This man wants to be king of others and micromanage their behavior.

I stand shoulder to shoulder with other individuals who are committed to defending rightful individual liberty and who have promised to not harm another and let no one harm them.
(buy and read liberty street)

I think you need some simple common sense

For a nation and a civil society to be coherent and sustainable, there needs to be a mode of communication. And in the US, it is the English language. It is important to use and promote English in public places to respect all other people present.

Even if you are among friends, when one of them don't speak a particular language, would it be courteous on your part to start conversing in that language to your other friends? Wouldn't it be selfish and rude to practice your "right" of "free speech" even in such a private gathering?
And don't you think the result would be to alienate your friend who doesn't speak your other language in the long run?

Again, it is an issue of communication. It is an issue of respect.

Yes, you have the "right" to "free speech", but when and where you practice it takes wisdom! Personal right and freedom do not trump everything. If it does, then you should go live in your own world completely without regard for others.

Absolutely

nothing you said in your comment is correct. Zero.
If you want me to blow apart each sentence to enlighten you, I will, otherwise I will treat this like troll bait and leave it alone.

As I pointed out to someone

As I pointed out to someone else. In Switzerland there are four (4) languages and they seem to excel.

This is a ridiculous

This is a ridiculous argument. So take peoples freedom to speak whatever language they like....because its rude? Youre no friend and have no concept of Liberty. Read Liberty Defined for good understanding ;)

America= free country, people

America= free country, people should speak whatever language they want! And your opinion of shutting down spanish media?? In your utopia, who exactly would enforce this???? I think youre confused, are you sure you believe in Liberty??? Do you even know what it means??? Fyi, this is an infrindgment of freedom, 101 actually!

Too many people think

Liberty means THEY can do what THEY want, but don't think that the same goes for everyone else.

?como?

:)

Thomas Jefferson: “Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever."

Viva La Revolucion!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmaTNf4YhEs

Yes I have a few questions

Who gets to decide what language I should speak in public ? And why should they be able to use force against me if I don't do what they decide.

Once Spanish speaking people become the majority is the U.S. in about 50 years, can they vote to make Spanish the only language spoken ?

Exactly which form of English should be spoken ? Can we ban dialects like Ebonics,or creole,or southerner (God I hate that y'all, or "fixin" to take a crap, or "reckoning", I can barely understand some of it. ) - not to mention the phrases Fugetaboutit, and "that's what I'm talking about".

I have a copy of the constitution right here

Still failing to see where English is required. I'm sorry but I thought we were supposed to be fighting tyrany not encouraging it.

Government: You speak only the language we allow you to or you don't get the services we force taxes out of you to pay for.

You see how that works? What next? Should we start fining people for not speaking English? And if they don't pay now they go to jail for not speaking English. And if they resist now they get shot or tazed for not speaking English. Pretty slippery slope, no?

Honestly I'm shocked that a website that is supposed to espouse freedom can come down so hard on such a basic freedom as that of speach. Just as the government shouldn't have the right to control what goes in my mouth (say, marijuana) they also don't have the right to control what comes out of it.

EDIT : Grammar fix, Senor!

New Law: You Can Only Smoke Marihuana In English :O

New Law: You Can Only Smoke Marihuana In English :O

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Lol!!!

Wisdom Strategies

I beg your pardon

but what language was the Constitution of United States written in? And what languages do most of the Americans through out the history speak and write in?

And why is not this website in any other language but in English? Have some common sense please!

You can beg

But so long as you advocate removing one of my God given freedoms you won't get my pardon. I have the right to free speach and I can do it in whatever language I want and the government (and you) has no right to limit that. Period.

You put devotion on a piece

You put devotion on a piece of paper then the thing its suppose to represent

The constitution is not a marvelous thing because it was written by americans, its a marvelous thing for what it represents

I can see your point in a unified way of communicating, but i sure as hell dont think taking AWAY freedom of choice to speak the language MY PARENTS spoke a good one, its like your asking me to disrespect them and my fellow language speakers.......i can return whatever it is you feel about this, ten times fold, DO NOT ASK ME TO TURN MY BACK ON ANOTHER CULTURE BECAUSE YOU BELIEVE YOUR OWN ONE OWNS THE GEOGRAPHY YOU HAPPEN TO BE IN AT THE TIME.......the constitution does not represent the rights of the AMERICANS, it represents the right of the human being

You put devotion on a piece

You put devotion on a piece of paper then the thing its suppose to represent

The constitution is not a marvelous thing because it was written by americans, its a marvelous thing for what it represents

I can see your point in a unified way of communicating, but i sure as hell dont think taking AWAY freedom of choice to speak the language MY PARENTS spoke a good one, its like your asking me to disrespect them and my fellow language speakers.......i can return whatever it is you feel about this, ten times fold, DO NOT ASK ME TO TURN MY BACK ON ANOTHER CULTURE BECAUSE YOU BELIEVE YOUR OWN ONE OWNS THE GEOGRAPHY YOU HAPPEN TO BE IN AT THE TIME.......the constitution does not represent the rights of the AMERICANS, it represents the right of the human being

In Silicon Valley hi-tech

In Silicon Valley hi-tech companies people speak the language they wish to communicate with co-workers. So for example, two chinese programmers will discuss things in Mandarin.. etc. The spirit of the companies is to get things done with best quality and build a successful business. The rest is unimportant.

Maybe this foreman could learn a thing or two from the Silicon Valley mentality and start getting a better job, better pay, develop his intelligence, etc.

Anyway, I though people in DP had a libertarian bent...

Silicon Valley speaks in Computer Code :) E.T. Phone Home

Silicon Valley speaks in Computer Code :) E.T. Phone Home :O

Wisdom Strategies

Apparently you are not from Silicon Valley

I guarantee you that most of the Chinese engineers working in silicon valley would speak English on matters of technical issues and jobs. Unless they are foreign educated (college grad), even then, they pick up the technical terms in English quick, because English IS the official language of the Technical World! And I know because I was a Chinese engineer that you spoke about in the silicon valley!

English is not required here

But under the free market, obviously employers should have the right to hire or not for any reason including the potential employees language.

Here, in Texas, it's beneficial to know Spanish or at least be accomodating to Spanish speakers as they make up a good bit of the population here. You suggest people lose business to hold onto this ludicrous ideal that people should only speak "our" language?

The U.S. isn't like any other nation on earth. We host people of all kinds here. I think that should say something.