"some tunes should only be sung in the English language (in reference to America the beautiful)"
Perhaps it should only be sung in Cherokee or Navajo.
We never declared an official language because we didn't have to until now. It was merely understood that English was our unifying language and everybody went along with it. Until now. We've politically corrected ourselves to death.
What would change if English was our official language?
It still is our unifying language. And most 2nd generation Americans master English. Many 1st generation do not because it is harder to learn a language when you are older. My great grandparents couldn't speak English well, if at all.
It's fine if people want to speak whatever languages they want but we need one unifying language that everyone can speak, otherwise we can't comminicate and that will spell our doom
Of course, but I'm curious what would change?
Probably not much would change. our dear old grandparents don't necessarily need to learn any more English but oir children should
Not much. Unfortunately I don't trust the government enough to make an official language. Because despite the fact that government runs like a business they'd stop offering language help at the dmv. But businesses would still offer it as supply and
Demand. If we made English our official language I feel this would invite racism worse than we already have it towards immigrants legal or illegal. Would we still invite public schools to teach a second language?
Laws aren't written in English though. My brother got a copy of the ACA in English, Spanish, Chinese, and some other language. Foxycheese would know better because she's married to him.
When my college choir went to Norway in 1975, we sang their national anthem in concert in Norwegian. They loved it! It was a sign of respect. When people move to America, they should learn to speak English and sing our national songs in
English. Again, it's a sign of respect, so doing otherwise is a sign of disrespect.
Learning English is a tremendous advantage. Not only in the US, but the world. It is the language of international
business. But it is not disrespectful to sing a patriotic song in your native tongue. It was done very well in my opinion.
Totally disagree. An excellent example was used in one of the Super Bowl commercials last night when they used several of our most common languages here. As good as you'll ever hear it done.
Disagree, but citizens should be able to speak their countries language.
What is the language of the United States of America?
Haha and what's the official language of the United States, pray tell
What language was the constitution written and is used in schools, courts
Our laws are written in, contracts, licenes
It's may not be official
But it is much to your advantage to speak ENGLISH
Very few citizens can't speak English, even fewer second generation immigrants can't. What would change if English was our official language?
Should people learn English? Yes. Should they be required to? No way.
I think a lot of people misunderstood the point of that commercial.
Which was? Drink coke because it's yummy!
What did you think the point of the commercial was?
That America is one people made up of many peoples with diverse cultures from throughout the world that have come together and despite our differences we are all Americans...who all drink coke.
Bur the racists just heard different languages and saw people who don't look like them...drinking their coke
I saw it exactly as you did. That was the message they were trying to get across. All the jackasses saying "they ruined our national anthem" are idiots on so many levels.
Btw, coke is sold literally all over the world. I've been able to buy a coke in Africa, Asia, South America, and Europe. I haven't been to Australia yet, but I'm thinking they have coke there too. It's not a North American drink only.
I've had coke in Italy. Very bitter. Apparently coca-cola modifies the taste to local preferences. Unlike McDonalds, which is the same everywhere.
Freedom does not demand you learn a specific language.
I could not disagree more. I was so pissed when I saw those Facebook comments bashing the coca cola page. The US has no national language and is quite diverse. I thought it was amazing of Coke to step up like it did. Bravo Zulu!
I feel the same way and have discovered that my brother's in laws have turned him into a bit of a bigot.
No matter what I said English should be our official language for immigrants benefits and to better unite all of America instead of supporting loyalty to countries of origin.
Actually America's language is English. Like it or not it's our unofficial official language. It's been that since our inception.
I don't mind it being the general consensus. Forcing people to learn it when businesses are more than willing to accommodate spit in the face of the freedom America was built for.
America is 2 continents, the US or United States or the United States of America is a country. And no, the there is no official language of the United States.