Spanish government in America

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  1. posts from hell

    posts from hell New Member

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    With the current cultural trend going (whites having 2 kids per family, the Latinos having much more, 5-10 kids per family) it can be said that the government will be composed mostly of Latinos in the future.

    When that happens and the congressional debates turn slowly into mostly discussions in Spanish. You are viewing this on CSPAN.You have no idea what they're saying.

    They also go ahead and translate the Constitution into Spanish and have it in front of the English version.

    Cool with this, you guys?
     
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    Canadians will tell you bilingual government not only possible, works well too. :)
     
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    Does it translate well into helping citizens who knows sign languages and have the need to use sign language?
     
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    Reba Retired Terp Premium Member

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    I'm OK with providing Spanish translations to English programming and documents (not necessarily at taxpayer expense, though).

    As long as English is the primary language for all official proceedings and documents.
     
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    The problem is... As a melting pot, the government has refused to recognize even English as an official language. So, this makes it available to have all government documents and such be in Spanish only. If you want it to be in English, it would have to be at tax payers expense too. We have been doing that for Spanish translations the past few years.

    If funding is not at the tax payers expense, (remember this will most likely happen when the Spanish language is the domain) where is it going to come from? A preserving English non-profit organization that the people who speak/write in English primarily pays into?
     
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    Reba Retired Terp Premium Member

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    As a true "melting pot," the concept is that those people who move to the USA, learn English to the best of their abilities. One country made up of immigrants from dozens of countries can't be unified unless the people share a language and culture. A common language breaks down barriers. English is the primary existing language, and those who move here have to accept that, just as an American moving to another country would have to accept that country's language, if the American wanted full inclusion into that country.

    That doesn't mean other languages are excluded from use at home, at social gatherings, in church, etc. It means it's the primary language for government, commerce, and education.

    Perhaps we should make English the legal spoken and written language for the USA, and ASL the legal signed language for the USA.
     
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    Beowulf Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    The USA has no official language and the language spoken is by consensus. It used to be that French was the language spoken in official proceedings, but times have changed. But don't worry, not even Mandarin will be the official language in the good old USA. :giggle:
     
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    No, help English and French hearies.
     
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    To me, that means the English and French hearies will never see the deaf as equal to them, and therefore will never give them what they are worth in their dealings.
     
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    Not think deaf will ever have majority enough any country have ASL official language. Many Chinese in Canada, mandarin not official. Official language reflect majority.
     
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    Why do they HAVE to accept and use English? We have no legal or official language here in America.

    The reality is, if the Spanish language is growing in exponential amounts while English stands stagnant Spanish will BE the majority, and people who stick around here only knowing English will have to accept that.
    That means.... Standard testing for children = Spanish then English.

    That is the "true" melting pot. Where we know more than 2 languages and accept others for who they are. Instead of all this mind set where we make OTHERS do the things OUR way. It has to be a two way street.

    An analogy if I am allowed? Hearing parents making their deaf kids learn how to speak against their will, implant 'em early, etc.. Making the deaf children abide by their parent's desires.
     
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    ASL is also an official language of Kenya and many other countries. :shock:
     
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    Really!!!!!???!?!?
     
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    '...white families having 2...' - so those English speaking (other race here) don't count?!?!

    Anyway- Many other countries don't -really- conciser someone educated unless they have several languages and at least two fluent ...

    (in the past Germany and Italy were good examples, when my husband lived there)

    So, we all get to learn another language- I live in FL... It's been true here in bits and peaces for awhile...
     
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    What if Spanish becomes the most used language in the country within the next 50 years?
     
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    Then the English-only crowd grouses and whines and complains and fails to comply until Spanish->English translation is made...

    Seems to be working the other way now, should work again later...
     
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    Exactly. :lol:
     
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    shel90 Audist are not welcome Premium Member

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    Then I better learn it. Dont mind because the more languages one is fluent in, the better.
     
  19. posts from hell

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    Did you just see what you did?
     
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    shel90 Audist are not welcome Premium Member

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    Nope...
     

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