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Old 05-02-04, 12:58 PM   #9 (permalink)
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it was paraphrased.

and the first languages in North America weren't english. That was instilled here by violent conquest.

The current conquest is one of immigration, but it's no less effective. Consider the number of asian and middle eastern immigrants entering North America. In some areas of Toronto, *English* is the second language. And those areas have been growing.

Our laws and language evolve because we are a land of settlement and opportunity. If learning English improves someones life in this country, they can learn it. But as long as it isn't hurting us, why should we care, and there's certainly no reason to tell someone to go back where they came from if they don't speak the current accepted language.

I've got bigger things to worry about in life than whether my neighbor speaks English, Romanian, or Farsi.
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