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Subject:  Re: The vote of every thinking person Date:  11/16/2012  11:27 AM
Author:  Ziege19 Number:  655482 of 736608

I don't know why you think Spanish is so special

Because it's by a MILE the second most spoken language in this country.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Second_Most_Prevalent_Lang...

But why do you want SPANISH put on ballots, etc. when that would be USELESS in Little Saigon?

I don't. If there's no need for Spanish in a location, why bother? I'm not demanding any specific languages in any location - that's what you're doing. But Since Spanish is the second-most spoken language in a multilingual nation, it's the logical choice in most places. It's also the most spoken language in the Americas and the fastest growing one here in the USA. So it would make sense for children to learn it.

The idea that we should actually NOT teach foreign languages in schools is so ignorant and hostile that I honestly cannot even wrap my head around it. It's the glorification of LESS knowledge over more. That attitude belongs in the Twelfth century, not the Twenty-first.
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