Yes, those racist wackos, the American people as a whole, are back at it again with their hate filled immigrant bashing in the latest Zogby poll. The poll shows that 85% of the people in the United States think that English is the official language of the country. When informed that English isn't currently the official language, a full 84% of them said it should be.
Damn those racist bastards!
Those who want the United States dissolved and replaced by a North American Union without borders for Canada, The United States and Mexico would have you believe that the majority of the country is against such common sense declarations. But it simply isn't true. As a matter of fact since the last poll in June 2005 the percentage of those wanting English declared the official language has increased from 79%.
Demographic and political breakdowns showed overwhelming support across the board with 86 percent of whites, 71 percent of Hispanics, and 77 percent of African-Americans agreeing. By party affiliation 82 percent of Democrats, 91 percent of Republicans, and 77 percent of self-identified Independents agreed with making English the official language of the United States.
Ideologically, 86 percent of moderates, 87 percent of conservatives, and 78 percent of liberals and progressives, favored making English the official language.
Declaring English as the official language of the United States would put the burden of translation on the individual rather than on the backs of all Americans. If some of those groups out there who continue to insist that 84% of Americans are racist by wanting this legislation would like to provide translation services, then let them fund it themselves.
As for you immigrants out there coming to the United States, here is a little word of advice. Quickly learn that you are responsible for your own survival and the American people have already given you enough by allowing you to come to our country legally and enjoy the safety, security and opportunities that it provide. While we are a generous people, you should expect no more and definitely you shouldn't be demanding more and neither should the groups that claim to support you.
is there some central place where americans who want to keep english the only national language - can be heard as a whole -once and for all? if english is THE international language, why can't it be THE National Language in America. I live in Europe, and here people are proud to learn English!!
Posted by: Mari Immerso on April 27, 2007 01:04 PM
The most central of places is at the website ProEnglish where all relevant legislation and contact information is made available.
English literacy requirement as a component in the naturalization
of aliens within the United States. Surprisingly, such a requirement
Has existed in statutory form for less than 100 years, having first been enacted in 1906.
Currently, federal law (8 U.S.C. Section 1423) provides that:
(a) No person except as otherwise provided in this
subchapter shall hereafter be naturalized as a citizen of the United States upon his own application who cannot demonstrate — (1) an understanding of the English language, including an ability to read, write,
and speak words in ordinary usage in the English language:
Posted by: Yehuda Draiman on January 6, 2008 05:43 PM
Stop your "Frigging" whinning, and crying, and "Light a Fire" under your Congressman's ASS.................
Posted by: Jack D. Ripper on December 13, 2008 07:14 AM
'IMMIGRANTS, NOT AMERICANS, MUST ADAPT.
Take It Or Leave It. I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture. Since the terrorist attacks on 9/11, we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Americans.. '
'This culture has been developed over two centuries of struggles, trials and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom'
'We speak mainly ENGLISH, not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society . Learn the language!'
'Most Americans believe in God. This is not some Christian, right wing, political push, but a fact, because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented. It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, because God is part of our culture.'
'We will accept your beliefs, and will not question why. All we ask is that you accept ours, and live in harmony and peaceful enjoyment with us.'
'This is OUR COUNTRY, OUR LAND, and OUR LIFESTYLE, and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this. But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our Christian beliefs, or Our Way of Life, I highly encourage you take advantage of one other great American freedom, 'THE RIGHT TO LEAVE'.'
'If you aren't happy here then LEAVE. We didn't force you to come here. You asked to be here. So accept the country YOU accepted.'