Is the spanish language taking over the United States

@keriwebb (294)
United States
October 26, 2006 3:44pm CST
Seems we are conforming to those coming into the USA rather than them conforming to us. What is your view on this?
5 responses
@sbeauty (5871)
• United States
26 Oct 06
It's a sore subject with me. In our ex-hometown, people can't even get jobs anymore unless they speak Spanish. You go to the grocery store or fast food places, and you can't even talk to the people who work there. I worked in high school special ed. there. We had lots of kids in class who could hardly speak English, and it's extremely hard for non-Spanish-speaking teachers to teach under those circumstances, even in special needs. It isn't that these people couldn't learn the language if they wanted to. Many of them choose not to. Fine if they speak Spanish with each other, but it isn't fair to expect the rest of us to learn Spanish so that we can talk to them.
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@keriwebb (294)
• United States
26 Oct 06
I agree with you. It just seems like slowly our country is going to become a Spanish speaking country.
@sbeauty (5871)
• United States
26 Oct 06
At the rate we're going, it won't be 50 years before the US becomes part of Mexico. We have let so many illegals in. The government wants to allow non-citizens to vote. They will vote in Hispanics, and pretty soon they will be running everything.
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@keriwebb (294)
• United States
30 Oct 06
I couldn't agree with you more. This is something that needs to be stopped.
@vhenwood (1062)
• United States
26 Oct 06
YES IT IS AND IT'S DRIVING ME CRAZY!!!!
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@keriwebb (294)
• United States
27 Oct 06
just how bad is it driving you crazy?
• United States
31 Oct 06
This is a very touchy subject. I'm just going to lay it out... I cant stand calling a company and hearing "Por espanol number uno", this shouldnt even be an option (at least not in America). When Americans go to different contries, we have to learn their language, why cant immagrants learn ours. Heres the saddest part... Here in Denver, North High School now has the lowest test scores in the WORLD. The reason for this is because it is full of immagrants that cannot speak the english language. Now this school has a $500,000,000.00 plan that is going to help the kids learn english. Guess who's going to have to pay for that?? Us Americans! Most of them here are illegal immagrants but when you think about it, we really cant do anything about it. They come over here and have children as quick as possible. Then you end up in a situation where you cant send them back because they have a child or children that were born in the USA. It wouldnt really be that bad if... 1) The money stayed in our states (instead of them sending it back to their familys in other countries). 2) They took the time to actually learn our language. 3) We stopped giving the illegals help through our government. 4) We didnt allow them to live 10 or more in a 2 bedroom house so their rent is only $25 - $50 each. 5) They filled taxes. 6) They live like they are from America instead of changing our neighborhoods into their own. I've seen a lot of folks loose their neighborhood because it was taken over by illegals. This is all I am going to state at this time. I think if I go on, I will get into trouble somewhere along the line.
@keriwebb (294)
• United States
31 Oct 06
I feel exactly the same way you do. Thank you for your response in sharing your views on this subject. It would be nice if we could all get together and do something to stop this.
@missybal (4492)
• United States
31 Oct 06
When I lived in Maryland I was amazed at the number of people who were speaking Spanish and a lot of them pretended they didn't know english even if they did. I think if they want to live in the U.S. they should at least make an effort to speak our language.
@keriwebb (294)
• United States
31 Oct 06
If I know they are making an effort I don't get so frustrated, but the ones that just refuse to speak English when they are in the United States and it is an English speaking country is just really irritating to me.
• India
27 Oct 06
i am hearing this for the first time.
@keriwebb (294)
• United States
28 Oct 06
IT IS MOST COMMON IN THE SOUTHERN HALF OF THE UNITED STATES. MAINLY IN FLORIDA AND CALIFORNIA. I LIVE IN FLORIDA AND I KNOW IT IS A PROBLEM OVER HERE AND I HAVE A FRIEND IN CALIFORNIA AND SHE SAYS THE SAME THING IS GOING ON OVER THERE.