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|Subject: Re: The vote of every thinking person||Date: 11/16/2012 4:52 PM|
|Author: Ziege19||Number: 655549 of 686313|
Apparently not, because you would prefer to enable Spanish speakers to avoid the hard but necessary work of learning English.
I don't think it's my job to schoolmarm Spanish speaking Americans from Spanish speaking ancestry who live in Spanish speaking places that have been Spanish speaking parts of America since they day they became part of America. It's offensive and ridiculous this idea that we must withhold Spanish from people because it might result in them using Spanish instead of conforming to *your* language. I think Americans ought to learn Math too, but I don't think we need to make people pass a math test in order to be included in society. As if these people owe you something...as if you are entitled to decide what language other people speak based ONLY on what is best for you personally.
Well, you're not. The world doesn't owe you, my friend.
There have been Spanish speakers in Arizona since long before there were English speakers. White English speakers IMMIGRATED to that area. It would make MORE sense for ballots and signs and schools to be *Spanish only* in Arizona than English only.
Your plan would allow people to do everything they need to do without learning English.
Absolutely. Denying people things they need because they haven't learned English with enough speed or vigor for your tastes is immoral and only further underscores the indifference you are willing to show your fellow man only because you feel such entitlement.
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