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Nancy

Las Vegas, NV

#23 Oct 27, 2008
Porcelina wrote:
You are a f*cking racist.
NOWHERE has America ever named an official language. White people just ASSUMED it would be English, cause that is what you speak. Now, my family is all from Mexico. And yes, they are here legally. They can vote. And yes, they speak English. But have you ever tried to read something like a ballot in a language that is not your first language? It can be very confusing. What is wrong with making sure that all US citizens have the right to vote?
The world does not revolve around you.
Your sense of entitlement disgusts me.
lol.. apparently the world revolves around YOU then, yes?? It sounds by your comment "white people just ASSUMED it would be English" that YOU are the racist here, so it sounds like the pot calling the kettle black to me. At any rate, I just researched it and wikipedia states: "English is a West Germanic language, originating in England and is the first language of most people in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland..." I don't think we actually picked it.. it just is what it is. Anyway, by your reasoning, I sincerely hope that if I go to Mexico everything is in English. It doesn't matter that I've volitionally gone to Mexico, but you should change everything to accommodate ME and my English speaking cohorts; after all, I would be going to your country, and instead of me learning Spanish and your customs, I should expect your entire country to change everything, after centuries, to MY way of thinking. Sounds foolish and unreasonable, doesn't it?
Meagan Reno NV

Dayton, NV

#24 Oct 28, 2008
Wow Granny. I'm browsing through the sample ballot right now, and it is quite simple to read and differenciate the English section and the Spanish section. And if you forget what you have read in English, that sounds like more a personal problem, perhaps short term memory. One more thing, this country was built on diversity, we should respect that. Diversity is what makes us unique. Take your melting pot ideals somewhere else.
G R F

Reno, NV

#25 Oct 29, 2008
Greetings,

EXCUSE ME!!!!!!! When did we the people decide that those who enter our country to live were not supposed to speak or read our language? As one of the requirements of passing the citizenship exam you ARE required to read and understand our language AND take an oath of loyalty to our country,forsaking the applicants former allegiances to their homeland. Those that want rights to have national days for former countries of origin and months and days dedicated to those groups need to be kicked out and let those true loyal AMERICANS live our dream of independence without them stirring up a hornets nest by demanding these UNAMERICAN activities designed to undermine our government and our way of life. These people are not showing any loyalty to this country and should be made to leave or should be scrutinized more closely in their bid for citizenship.These people left their respective countries because they are to cowardly to demand changes of their own countries government ,as they know that if they acted the way they do here they would be shot or imprisoned instead of being able to foment turmoil and dissidence.

AN AMERICAN PATRIOT,

GEORGE
Mark

Oregon House, CA

#26 Oct 29, 2008
Porcelina wrote:
You are a f*cking racist.
NOWHERE has America ever named an official language. White people just ASSUMED it would be English, cause that is what you speak. Now, my family is all from Mexico. And yes, they are here legally. They can vote. And yes, they speak English. But have you ever tried to read something like a ballot in a language that is not your first language? It can be very confusing. What is wrong with making sure that all US citizens have the right to vote?
The world does not revolve around you.
Your sense of entitlement disgusts me.
You should move to Europe! American need to take back this country. We need to stop the pandering to illegal aliens and their families. Speak English, or suffer the consequenses it brings. If we kick out the illegals and employers are forced to offer fair market value wages, we will be on the road to ending the lazy welfare days.

If you care bout America:

1) Vote for McCain as a patriot
2) Vote yes on 8
3) Expose Obama for the socialist Bolshevik he is...
Dwergmal

Las Vegas, NV

#27 Oct 31, 2008
Mark wrote:
<quoted text>
You should move to Europe! American need to take back this country. We need to stop the pandering to illegal aliens and their families. Speak English, or suffer the consequenses it brings. If we kick out the illegals and employers are forced to offer fair market value wages, we will be on the road to ending the lazy welfare days.
If you care bout America:
1) Vote for McCain as a patriot
2) Vote yes on 8
3) Expose Obama for the socialist Bolshevik he is...
You are either an idiot, or retarded, or a Republican, or any combination. If you want to give up your rights because someone in this country speaks another language, then feel free. The rest of us will enjoy the priveleges you scorn. BTW, there is no national language in this country.
las vegas

Las Vegas, NV

#28 Oct 31, 2008
Don't complain about who will be president if you did not vote. You are a very ignorant person.
jody

United States

#29 Nov 3, 2008
I hope Obama wins. I'm so nervous with all of this bradley effect.
undrgrndgirl

Menlo Park, CA

#30 Sep 25, 2010
hmm...if you can't tell english from spanish, i think YOU have a language problem and based on your OWN argument shouldn't be allowed to vote...sigh...
Amazed

Las Vegas, NV

#31 Oct 25, 2010
Assuming that immigrants came to the US for a better life than their country of origin, I can't understand why they want to make everything like it was in their country of origin. If they accomplish this, then their kids will will want to emigrate to another country to get away from the poverty, crime and despots that they are causing be duplicated.
tylor

Reno, NV

#32 Oct 26, 2010
Amazed wrote:
Assuming that immigrants came to the US for a better life than their country of origin, I can't understand why they want to make everything like it was in their country of origin. If they accomplish this, then their kids will will want to emigrate to another country to get away from the poverty, crime and despots that they are causing be duplicated.
you are absolutely right...Just say the state of California was given to Mexico, the Mexicans wouldn't want to live there anymore because they want America's laws and government..no more jobs no more nothing...because it would be part of Mexico..the place they supposedly love..then they would be sneaking over to the U.S. again...probably burning our flag still...all illegals need to be deported..
tylor

Reno, NV

#33 Oct 26, 2010
Amazed..I can't believe how our casino have so many Spanish speaking employees working in them...I mean, you walk through them, like the "Eldorado" or "Atlantis" and you see almost all the employee's are Hispanic chattering back and forth to each other in Spanish...never used to be that way....I know because I used to be a dealer in the 80's...those jobs used to be held by English speaking America's..and done well,(a lot were college students) I might add....The casino's HAVE been busted for hiring illegals..There should be Americans working in human resources...The foreign born seem to hire their own kind..so they can work to make money to mail the American dollar back to their homeland instead of putting it in to our economy..I can't stand going in to the casino's anymore because of it...neither can my relatives from the "bay area"..They would rather just go to a casino run by "American Indian's", around there...I don't blame them!! That's what we do when we go visit them..
Natural Born Citizen

Reno, NV

#34 Nov 2, 2010
We all learned from gramar school on what the requirements were to become a "Naturalized Citizen". The first and PRIMARY requirement is that you must Read and Write ENGLISH well enough to pass the test in ENGLISH. When did all of this change? Why did it change? Why do immigrants of today despise AMERICA so vehemently and reject out language? I fail to understand the mentality of wanting so baddly to join a country, yet still so blantantly slap it AND its citizens in the face by rejecting the simple courtesy of learning the national language. IF YOU WANT IN.... ASSIMILATE! PERIOD!
Natural Born Citizen

Reno, NV

#35 Nov 2, 2010
Dwergmal wrote:
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You are either an idiot, or retarded, or a Republican, or any combination. If you want to give up your rights because someone in this country speaks another language, then feel free. The rest of us will enjoy the priveleges you scorn. BTW, there is no national language in this country.
This is a typical response from a "Bleeding Heart Liberal" The reason that we do not have an "Official Language" on the books is because the is too much Political Correctness in this country. Being PC is just another way of satiating the winers and cry babys. Scre PC, this country needs to GROW A PAIR and stand up for itself once again. AMERICA FIRST! Govt of the people, for the people & by the people.("People" being its CITIZENS, not all the wannabe undocumented freeloaders!)
UNLV Student

Las Vegas, NV

#36 Nov 2, 2010
kev wrote:
Why does it make someone racist to expect people to learn english. Your sense of entitlement is what is disgusting. English has been the language of this country since it was founded get used to it..
There was actually no offical language since the foundation of this great nation. The founders at some point considered a list of languages to choose an official language, it icluded latin, french, spanish, english, and dutch. They chose to opt for no official language giving citizens total freedom. Yes most people speak English, but because this thing called freedom you cannot impose or force something upon them. Yes, it may be useful to such person, but if they wanna miss out on the benefits then let it be.
Natural Born Citizen

Reno, NV

#37 Nov 3, 2010
UNLV Student wrote:
<quoted text>
There was actually no offical language since the foundation of this great nation. The founders at some point considered a list of languages to choose an official language, it icluded latin, french, spanish, english, and dutch. They chose to opt for no official language giving citizens total freedom. Yes most people speak English, but because this thing called freedom you cannot impose or force something upon them. Yes, it may be useful to such person, but if they wanna miss out on the benefits then let it be.
Forgive me for being a realist, however, if ENGLISH was not chosen as the national language, then why is it that our Constitution, and Declaration of Independance was constructed in ONE language only? Why was it NOT printed in any other language? HMMMM. Interesting....
Chris

Reno, NV

#38 Oct 24, 2012
If you're going to be racist, why hide it? You, are a racist. Everyone defending her is a racist. English is not the formal language of this country, it never has been. Since it's inception, Spanish has been a language spoken in this nation. It's too bad that you have nothing going in your life, other than the fact that you speak English (and obviously can not read it, based on what you said in your post), that would make you feel secure enough with yourself to not be threatened by someone who speaks a different language than you. What are you afraid of? They might be better than you? You know what, let me put your fears to rest. They probably are.

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