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Discussion/poll #1 April 25, 2006 7:05 AM

Should English be legislated as the official language of the Government of the USA?

Follow the link below to take the poll, and then discuss the topic below. Remember, rules are posted, so let's keep it civil.

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 April 25, 2006 7:18 AM

I was the first one to take the poll, and I said "yes." I think we should have an official language so we can start bridging communication gaps. I think everyone in living in the US should learn the english language.

It is not the tax payers responsibilty to make sure someone understands everything that is going on. The effort has to come from both sides. This is compromising for the benefit of the whole country.

Communication barriers are very costly and inefficient.

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 April 25, 2006 11:01 AM

I tend to agree.  Effective communication is paramount.  How do we go about ensuring that this gets implemented?  A lot of people who want to come to the US have little way of learning the English language, especially if they're from a poor country, so I understand that it's easier said than done.   [ send green star]
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