Originally Posted by rixchard
The study indicates that most all people coming here either legaly or illegally strive to learn English and usally master it. Your counter arguement is that you have seen some stores with some signs in them that are in spansih only. Your evidence is not very convincing. Now if you have some other information that lends credence to your conjecture go right ahead and post it.
Richard, You again have chosen to only focus on the example of language relating to your earlier request for examples, and have ignored MY questions.
The info on the rates of non-english speaking households rising is not anecdotal, ask anyone who is in CA,NC,SC,TN,TX,CO, etc. Here is a website you may enjoy:
As you can see here, almost a fifth of the population does not speak English well or at all, and the rate is exploding, as well as the illiteracy rates (along with teenage pregnancy rates) are skyrocketing. If, as you state, people coming here are "striving" to learn English, it's certainly not reflected here.
And again, language was only used as an EXAMPLE of people coming here who refuse to adapt to the new culture they came here for. There are many other examples.
Also you are skirting the issues entirely by only trolling with two or three sentence replies with no substance to them. I only got into this discussion because I do believe it is important to our country, not because I want to waste time getting caught up in a flame fest.
I think it's important because of the example KYchris provides, in that he is not only of the opinion that anyone who doesn't wish to learn Spanish and become part of the "new" culture needs to be displaced, but is also showing a very Berkely like attitude towards this country's past and future. To try to liken people coming to this country being expected to embrace their new home as an attempt to subjegate them, and use this as an argument to "justify" the ultimate demise of America, is disingenuous to say the least.
I would like to ask you KYchris, if you really feel that "a-mair-ee-kah, by gawd" not only deserves to impload, but NEEDS to, what other country in the entire world would let people like you continue to live without persecution after stating such a thing? Would you still say the same types of things in Venezuala? Nicauragua? China?
It doesn't sound to me like I should be the one going anywhere.