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    Language, a very pressing matter in our globalized society seems to be more and more of a controversial topic as time progresses. Continents with diverse environments seem to be having the hardest time with mutual intelligibility and for purposes of unification discuss ways to make do with what they are able with translators. Diverse places with plans such as the English-only movement in the United States intend to make English the sole language, although not the entirety of the United States sides with this policy and it still hasn’t passed through congress, the purpose of the bill is still debatable. Similarly, the European Union also shares North America’s diverse society but’s view on its language and cultures seem to have more care for…

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    The United States is known as a “melting pot” because there is such a diverse population in today’s world. The question whether or not the United states should have an official language has been around for decades. The English Only association says, “The U.S. Congress and individual states should adopt legislation making English the official language of the government so that government business must be conducted in English, with common-sense exceptions for services related to health and safety”…

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    including all the other languages. It is discriminatory to exclude even the smallest minority. If American citizens are going to allow money to be spent translating government documents into multiple languages, then what about the languages of all tax payers? Who decides which languages spoken are the better, or more important, to use? This is a substantial dilemma that, unless an official language is implemented, would be very difficult to…

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    In America, talk of language is common and often tense. Opinions about who should speak what language when are everywhere from social media to the confines of my own family. The loudest voice seems to be the one that yells, “If you live in American you should speak American”. Our current political atmosphere is stoking that attitude because the strong opinion of current leading presidential candidates aligns with that sentiment. I feel there is a need to have an official language to maintain…

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    Languages: Are fewer actually better? In his article, “Why English should be the official language of the United States”, well known columnist, Brandon Brice (2014), argues how an official language would enhance immigrants to learn the language, while improving immigrants’ and American’s lives. The author highlights how not having an official language has negatively affected the country, consequences that are intensifying, as immigration rates continue to increase. In addition, such immigrants…

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    Should English be the Official Language of the U.S.? Immigrants all across the U.S. face the threat of having their culture destroyed through the languages they speak. By making English the official language of the U.S., immigrants lose culture because they are being surrounded by people who are pushing them to be within the norm that we’re all used to, (Article Myriad, 2016). Doing this is unfair and insensitive to immigrants, excludes them entirely and destroys the diversity that the U.S.…

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    There are many languages spoken in the United States. As more people from non-English speaking countries flood across our open borders, it is likely that English will become the second language in America. Many Americans believe that English should be the official language of the United States. There are a growing number of immigrants that differ and feel that Americans should learn to speak the language that they speak. On the other hand, I firmly believe that people who live and work here, and…

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    think that English is the official language of the United States but think again. The United States does not have an official language. Immigrants came to the United States from different countries, speaking their native tongue and over time, English became the dominant language of the United States. Making English the official language of the United States will help bring people together, and it will motivate immigrants to assimilate to their adopted country and learn the new language. Making…

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    Charles Krauthammer’s essay his overall argument is that English should be the official language in the United States in order to keep things simple and easy. Krauthammer supports his claim by stating that the United States becoming a bilingual country would just tear it apart. He begins his essay with saying how he was from Canada and having two different languages in that country almost tore it apart when Canada did not even have a choice on if it would be bilingual or not. He states the U.S.…

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    minds their business and is being insulted from people who believe they're higher in power. English is not the official language, although it's the native language, according to Kaitlyn skye hipple on “Why The United States Does Not Have An Official Language”. There should not no official language for the U.S, therefore it shouldn't matter. First, the US is made of many people from different places, backgrounds, and religions. It’s a country of immigrants and it’s not native to it’s…

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