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205 Responses to Pledge of Allegiance in Spanish?

  1. Profile photo of Scissors_
    Scissors_ Female 13-17
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    April 26, 2008 at 5:29 pm
    Oh wow...
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    day456 Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 5:30 pm
    umm ok
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    bmanthe2 Male 13-17
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    April 26, 2008 at 5:33 pm
    Just shows how ignorant people can be.
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    FeeFee Female 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 5:34 pm
    I know it in Spanish. Was taught it in 8th grade. Maybe if I move to Wisconsin and I can finally use it. I thought it had been completely pointless to learn it. Lol...
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    Fayth Female 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 5:34 pm
    WTF? I don`t see anything wrong with letting people recite the pledge in other languages. Heaven forbid there be a little cultural diversity in this country! /sarcasm
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    EmoGangster Male 13-17
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    April 26, 2008 at 5:37 pm
    They can`t tell spanish people to not recite the pledge.
    That`s just dumb.

    If they`re patriotic, they should be able to show it, regardless of whate language they speak.

    On another subject, I DO believe English should be our national language.

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    wcclark Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 5:38 pm
    To quote Dick Cheney:

    So?

  8. Profile photo of Scissors_
    Scissors_ Female 13-17
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    April 26, 2008 at 5:38 pm
    When the Constitution was written, people spoke English in New England, Dutch and German in Pennsylvania, Spanish in Texas and California and Florida, French in Louisiana.

    What happened to all those languages? ;_;

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    DragonWinter Female 13-17
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    April 26, 2008 at 5:39 pm
    Permission to bitch slap some people, sir?
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    Wey_Pooh Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 5:40 pm
    Rednecks on the way! HIDE!!!
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    Marfoo Male 13-17
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    April 26, 2008 at 5:41 pm
    At my school we say the Pledge of Allegiance every day in both English and Spanish and every once in a while it`ll be recited in Navajo.

    In fact I`ve been reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in English and Spanish since elementary school here.

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    MarthFador Female 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 5:42 pm
    Yeah, that sounds like it boiled down to racism.
    It`s better than having the kids say it at all, I say.
  13. Profile photo of Tay-Dor
    Tay-Dor Male 40-49
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    April 26, 2008 at 5:43 pm
    Its a little thing called courtesy. You come to an english speaking country, you learn to speak english.
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    Asspenny Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 5:43 pm
    This is sweet, I don`t see any problem with it at all... its just a language. Marfoo`s got it right we should reciting that poo in the native american tongues anyway
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    pat125 Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 5:43 pm
    The United States was founded on the ENGLISH language. Everyone who has immigrated here (until recently) has always learned the language, it was part of becoming an American. But now, people think they can speak any language they want (and only that language) without having to give 2 sh*ts about the US`s primary language. If anything is ignorant, not learning the language of the country you move to is.

    If an American moved to France, I don`t think many there would necessarily appreciate them singing La Marseillaise in English. Same applies for the Pledge/US national anthem. Plus, it seems that it`s ok for other nations to be protective of their traditional language, but here it`s somehow racist. I can`t stand the bleeding heart society we live in today.

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    clockwork208 Male 30-39
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    April 26, 2008 at 5:44 pm
    Xenophobia FTW!
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    Asspenny Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 5:44 pm
    *should be
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    esopillar34 Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 5:44 pm
    You know, I`m not normally for championing liberal causes and such-

    but the people opposing this are idiots. It`s not like they`re pledging allegience to Mexico or anything. They`re supporting America, and that`s all that matters.

  19. Profile photo of Marfoo
    Marfoo Male 13-17
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    April 26, 2008 at 5:46 pm
    E Pluribus Unum
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    CaptainPat Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 5:47 pm
    Parent calling in to the school-
    "How dare you try to add some cultural diversity into my child`s life by taking one day out of tghe 180 day long school year and having the pledge, which a majority of students ignore anyway, said in spanish! you should be fired!"
  21. Profile photo of Tay-Dor
    Tay-Dor Male 40-49
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    April 26, 2008 at 5:48 pm
    How is it xenophobic to insist on adherence to American culture? People cry out for cultural diversity at the expense of America`s culture.

    I`m not saying to have to forget your heritage. But you aren`t in Mexico. You aren`t in Norway. You aren`t in Afghanistan. You are here, in an English speaking country. Have the courtesy to learn our customs and our language just as you`d expect us to do in your country.

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    pat125 Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 5:48 pm
    And once again everyone misses the point.
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    wcclark Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 5:50 pm
    I think one should have the freedom to speak the pledge in whatever language they want. It`s not like they only say it in Spanish every single day of the year; It`s once a year. They also encourage the other languages to do it. It`s not intended to be an insult to America, it`s quite the opposite when you think about it...even if you`re not speaking it in the national language, you`re still pledging your Allegiance to the USA.
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    pat125 Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 5:50 pm
    In any nation on Earth, other than the the US apparently, it is seen as respectful to integrate into the traditional culture. But asking someone to speak English in the US? Congratulations, you`re xenophobic!!

    Such a damn double standard!

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    MarthFador Female 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 5:51 pm
    Tay-Dor- WHAT american culture, may i ask? You mean the English people that came here, slaughtered and destroyed the culture of the people who were here first, and then basically killed everyone else for the rest of the land?
    Well, why not continue? Onward to Canada!
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    Turnshroud Female 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 5:52 pm
    Pat, who/how is/are missing the point?

    Stupid contradictable americans.

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    Marfoo Male 13-17
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    April 26, 2008 at 5:53 pm
    Oh and pat125, where I live Spanish is so much a part of the culture you can`t just ignore it. We don`t say it in Spanish because there are people who can`t say it in English, we say it in Spanish as well because Spanish is just as much of a language here as English. I realize that a common language is important to our country, but we`re not neglecting the English one,it`s always said first, we just use other languages too.
  28. Profile photo of clockwork208
    clockwork208 Male 30-39
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    April 26, 2008 at 5:54 pm
    Yeah, yeah, 3 kids reciting the pledge in Spanish once a year is disrespectful to the troops. I bet it makes the baby Jesus cry too.
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    Cashcleaner Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 5:58 pm
    It should be noted that the United States DOES NOT have an official language. English is considered the working language of the government, but there is no law in the books that recognise English as the national language.

    I`ll repeat that again because I don`t think once is enough for some people: There is no official language of the United States.

  30. Profile photo of Tay-Dor
    Tay-Dor Male 40-49
    265 posts
    April 26, 2008 at 5:59 pm
    Marth: Right, we killed for the rest of the land. I don`t think so. Ever hear of a little thing called the Louisianna Purchase? We bought a lot of this continent.

    When the Pilgrims landed, the New England region was pretty empty, due to Natives dieing off from plagues. The first settlers worked with the Indians. It was later generations on both sides tho started fighting each other.

    Mankind has been doing that for thousands of years, kill eachother for land and resources. It doesn`t make American`s any worse than anyone else. Or are you conveniently forgetting how bad the middle ages were?

    Anyhow, getting off track. What is so wrong with expecting people to respect American culture and do our customs in the predominant language of the country?

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    The_Maddog Male 30-39
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    April 26, 2008 at 5:59 pm
    I`ll be blunt!

    In the UK we have nothing (thankfully) like the pledge, but we do have our own immigration issues!
    I have ZERO problem with anyone who come`s into the UK and abides by the UK`s rule. If, for example, they wanted to swear some form of alligance to the UK, in their own, native language, then I would have no problem with that. that said, if they wanted to use only their own language in MY country, then that I would have an issue with.

    For example, I really like Spain and would love to live there. If I emigrated to live in Spain, I guess I would swear alligance to Spain in English, but I`d make damn sure I spoke in Spanish the rest of the time.


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    pat125 Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 5:59 pm
    "Pat, who/how is/are missing the point?
    Stupid contradictable americans."

    Wow, where do I begin... Let me first answer your question and then make a comment on your second statement.

    1. By people missing the point, I mean that people fail to see the double standard in calling one xenophobic for opposing the recital of the US Pledge in something other than English, while adhering to the language and culture of any other nation is seen as respectful and proper (I`m sure many Europeans cringe when an American goes over there asking questions in English and slaughtering the local language).

    2. Stupid contradictable Americans? (and btw, "americans" is a proper noun). Your avatar says you`re American. Either you`re self hating or you moved/ work here, in which case you`re a hypocrite for hating the population you call yourself a part of...sorry to break it to you.


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    clockwork208 Male 30-39
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    April 26, 2008 at 5:59 pm
    Oh, and mr. Pat125 McFarthuffer, the issue at hand wasn`t about whether or not people here should have to learn English. They should. This was about a few kids reciting a pledge to America in their native language ONE DAY OUT OF THE YEAR, you stupid buttnozzle.
  34. Profile photo of Scissors_
    Scissors_ Female 13-17
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    April 26, 2008 at 6:00 pm
    We bought a lot of this continent.

    ----
    It`s a country....

  35. Profile photo of The_Maddog
    The_Maddog Male 30-39
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    April 26, 2008 at 6:01 pm
    pat125. I think you failed!
  36. Profile photo of Tay-Dor
    Tay-Dor Male 40-49
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    April 26, 2008 at 6:01 pm
    You`re right CashCleaner. We shouldn`t have to have an official language. But now we have immigrants comming here who refuse to integrate into American society. I think its high time for an official language.
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    duckinfuh Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 6:01 pm
    first - english is our national language. it annoys the hell out of me when i run in to people that can`t speak it. i.e. in florida, there are many, which is part of the reason i left there.

    but saying the pledge of allegiance in spanish one day out of the year isn`t killing anyone.

  38. Profile photo of KindlyKat
    KindlyKat Female 18-29
    427 posts
    April 26, 2008 at 6:03 pm
    Personally (and I know this is redneck of me) but I feel like it`s slaughtering the pledge of intelligence. Our country is based in the English language, and if you`re visiting or live in America... you should probably know the language (eventually). When I visited China a few summers ago, I recited their national song in Chinese... it`s only ethical/appropriate. If I was to visit Spain, I`d recite it in Spanish, because that`s THEIR heritage. I believe all the countries should respect eachother by following it this way.

    Now, if it`s a little spanish child and he doesn`t know English, I have no problem if he needs to speak it that way... but what I`m saying is, is he should learn... eventually.

    And really, it`s not a huge deal the principal does it once a year... it`s the schools that want to do it everyday that bother me.

    You guys probably disagree, and that`s fine. This is just my opinion.

  39. Profile photo of MarthFador
    MarthFador Female 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 6:03 pm
    Tay-Dor- again I ask WHAT CULTURE? What is the american culture? Being the bastard children of Great Britain?
  40. Profile photo of Tay-Dor
    Tay-Dor Male 40-49
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    April 26, 2008 at 6:04 pm
    Wow..."you stupid buttnozzel"? Hardly an intelligent counterargument. Why do you have to resort to namecalling? We`re having a simple discussion.
  41. Profile photo of pat125
    pat125 Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 6:04 pm
    "oh and pat125, where I live Spanish is so much a part of the culture you can`t just ignore it. We don`t say it in Spanish because there are people who can`t say it in English, we say it in Spanish as well because Spanish is just as much of a language here as English. I realize that a common language is important to our country, but we`re not neglecting the English one,it`s always said first, we just use other languages too."

    Saying it as a supplement is not SO much of a problem per say (though I do still disagree), but there are many in this country who refuse to learn the language, which is appalling. And as far as saying the pledge in English first, when I was in high school they had an International day when the pledge was said in another language (and only that language). That was truly something I had a problem with, and so many students complained they eventually had to say it in both.

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    pat125 Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 6:05 pm
    "ONE DAY OUT OF THE YEAR, you stupid buttnozzle."

    Congratulations, you completely just ruined the credibility of your argument.

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    clockwork208 Male 30-39
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    April 26, 2008 at 6:07 pm
    First they oppose other languages, now the Sticks-and-Stones police show up.
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    burritosb Female 30-39
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    April 26, 2008 at 6:07 pm
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Some Americans will freak out over the pettiest things...and then they have to bring the troops into their argument! HAHAHAHAHA
  45. Profile photo of R_U_Kidding
    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 6:08 pm
    People sure are working themselves into a lather over this. Sure, all the time I deal with people who aren`t fully versed in English, and it can be pretty frustrating. But I can`t force them to learn it, and no government can either.
  46. Profile photo of Tay-Dor
    Tay-Dor Male 40-49
    265 posts
    April 26, 2008 at 6:09 pm
    As to American Culture...here`s an interesting link

    http://www.zompist.com/amercult.html

  47. Profile photo of clockwork208
    clockwork208 Male 30-39
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    April 26, 2008 at 6:10 pm
    No, dude, R U Kidding, don`t you get it? This should be illegal! People speaking in tounges in public schools! It`s unamerican!
  48. Profile photo of pat125
    pat125 Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 6:12 pm
    I`m loving all the American self-haters on here.
  49. Profile photo of MarthFador
    MarthFador Female 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 6:14 pm
    Oh yeah...american culture. Fattening, greasy food. Sitting on your fat arse eating TV dinners while watching (what else?) TV. Being racist, ignorant asses. Media media media media.
    Of course.
    And you want to keep this culture WHY?
  50. Profile photo of hurtler16
    hurtler16 Male 13-17
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    April 26, 2008 at 6:15 pm
    America was founded by immigrants, and the whole reason so many people from other countries wanted to immigrate here was because of the freedom and diversity of its people.
    Maybe in other countries you can`t sing their anthems in other languages and you have to learn their native language, but then they aren`t America, are they? This is supposed to be the whole reason we`re better than them, the f***ing melting pot, remember guys?
    And I`m sorry, but whoever gets offended by someone saying the pledge in another language isn`t a patriot, their an non-nice individual.
  51. Profile photo of hurtler16
    hurtler16 Male 13-17
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    April 26, 2008 at 6:16 pm
    their an a$$h0le
  52. Profile photo of Marfoo
    Marfoo Male 13-17
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    April 26, 2008 at 6:18 pm
    I can see where you are going with this Pat125, those who absolutely refuse to learn English is a problem. I can see how it being said in only another language can be a problem, but if it is on an "international day" or some other foreign education appointed day I think it`s ok. Now if it was just said in another language and only another language all the time then it`s a problem.

    I think these people reacted harshly over something that was purely educational.

  53. Profile photo of clockwork208
    clockwork208 Male 30-39
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    April 26, 2008 at 6:18 pm
    This is truly right along the lines of "They look/sound/think different than us! GET `EM!"
  54. Profile photo of SparkleBabys
    SparkleBabys Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 6:18 pm
    I`m floridian. Do you know what our state flower is the orange blossom? I didn`t. Whoop-de-doo.
    What the hell is a national language? The majority? In that case, the world language should be mandarin chinese, go learn chinese. Or should it be the original language? How many of us americans speak cherokee?
    So really, its just racism here, and that anger you see someone get, when they don`t understand a minority language and pass off their ignorance as simple enimity. And they`re gonna pin it to "ohlord, they`re disrespecting our troops!"
    Makes me sick.
    America`s cultural richness is the whole product of all our ethnic groups. We got a lot of russian technology from russian scientists in the cold war, we have a large rising culture in a race colonial whites enslaved and oppressed, which now enriches the whole. American isn`t an ethnicity, even the original settlers were long generation european. It`s not an ethnicity, it`s an idea that all races can blend and be be
  55. Profile photo of pat125
    pat125 Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 6:18 pm
    Way to generalize and make yourself look like a complete idiot, MarthFador.

    American`s are one of the hardest working populations on the planet. Other than Japan, we take the least vacation days, and stress about work far more than many other nations. We invented many of the things the world takes for granted, and we we are the primary influence on the world Economy. Yet, somehow, we are lazy fatas*ses. Makes a lot of sense.

  56. Profile photo of Tay-Dor
    Tay-Dor Male 40-49
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    April 26, 2008 at 6:19 pm
    because it`s a culture that has formed a unique method of governance that hadn`t been done before. Every 4 years there is a chance for Government to change hands without having to resort to a Military Coup. You have a voice in how your government is run, if you choose to use it. Our government is currently the longest continuous government in the history of the world now.

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    SparkleBabys Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 6:20 pm
    better for it.
    Or was, anyway.
    (sorry, post got cut)
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    twinkletits Male 13-17
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    April 26, 2008 at 6:20 pm
    Scissors said:When the Constitution was written, people spoke English in New England, Dutch and German in Pennsylvania, Spanish in Texas and California and Florida, French in Louisiana.
    What happened to all those languages? ;_;

    ok... florida, texas, california, and louisiana weren`t fu*king states when the constitution was written you dippoo!!!!!
    second of all, english is the spoken language in america not spanish, if the mexicans at that school could speak english then it would be ok for them to say the pledge of allegiance in spanish, if they cant speak english its retarded to baby them and give them spanish "handicaps" when they should be learning english anyways. i find it absurd when i see commercials in spanish on english channels, quite frankly it pisses me off. English is the language of america and when you have people who claim they cant speak english after they`ve been living in amerca for 3 years it complete bullsh*t, they should have learned english a LON

  59. Profile photo of SparkleBabys
    SparkleBabys Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 6:21 pm
    HAHAHAHA, Taydor, you suck at life.
    The Ottoman empire has lasted a whole lot longer than the US has.
  60. Profile photo of MarthFador
    MarthFador Female 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 6:21 pm
    Did you even look at the link that whats-his-face sent me, pat? it`s starts off talking about David Letterman, Mary Tyler Moore, Saturday Night Live, Bewitched, the Flintstones, Sesame Street, Mr. Rogers, Bob Newhart, Bill Cosby, Bugs Bunny, Road Runner, Donald Duck, the Fonz, Archie Bunker, Star Trek, the Honeymooners, the Addams Family, the Three Stooges, and Beetle Bailey.
    Yeah, that`s real economic! |-:
    Really, I`m waiting for this country to blow itself up. If you all can`t tell that yet, I`m letting you all know.
  61. Profile photo of pat125
    pat125 Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 6:22 pm
    "I can see where you are going with this Pat125, those who absolutely refuse to learn English is a problem. I can see how it being said in only another language can be a problem, but if it is on an "international day" or some other foreign education appointed day I think it`s ok. Now if it was just said in another language and only another language all the time then it`s a problem.
    I think these people reacted harshly over something that was purely educational."

    I don`t necessarily agree with you Marfoo, but at least I can see where you`re coming from, and you can see where I`m coming from. Unlike those on here who pull the xenophobe/stupid redneck card the first chance they get and refuse to listen to the other side.

    Thanks for keeping things civil.

  62. Profile photo of Dextrine
    Dextrine Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 6:22 pm
    i forget, which amendment allows free speech?
  63. Profile photo of ImNoGod
    ImNoGod Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 6:22 pm
    Who cares?
  64. Profile photo of Jazzeh
    Jazzeh Female 13-17
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    April 26, 2008 at 6:23 pm
    This is crap.
  65. Profile photo of Tay-Dor
    Tay-Dor Male 40-49
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    April 26, 2008 at 6:23 pm
    "America was founded by immigrants, and the whole reason so many people from other countries wanted to immigrate here was because of the freedom and diversity of its people. "

    Yes, and there was a time when those immigrants understood that they should learn English to take advantage of the "American Dream."

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    pat125 Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 6:25 pm
    "Did you even look at the link that whats-his-face sent me, pat? it`s starts off talking about David Letterman, Mary Tyler Moore, Saturday Night Live, Bewitched, the Flintstones, Sesame Street, Mr. Rogers, Bob Newhart, Bill Cosby, Bugs Bunny, Road Runner, Donald Duck, the Fonz, Archie Bunker, Star Trek, the Honeymooners, the Addams Family, the Three Stooges, and Beetle Bailey.
    Yeah, that`s real economic! |-:
    Really, I`m waiting for this country to blow itself up. If you all can`t tell that yet, I`m letting you all know."

    Yes, I did. And quite honestly I`m through with your brand of BS, You`re just as ignorant if not more so than the people you criticize. And if you`re waiting for this country to blow up, why not go somewhere else? You wouldn`t want to be caught in the fire, would you?

  67. Profile photo of KindlyKat
    KindlyKat Female 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 6:26 pm
    It`s not that we`re racist! Why is this forum full of such hate? If you hate America so much, move away. If you don`t respect your country and people, you should go somewhere that makes you happy.

    But please, everyone has an opinion here... let`s just leave it alone.

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    CheesyQueso Female 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 6:27 pm
    I don`t see why it is a big deal to say the pledge in Spanish. It`s meant for the kids that are still learning English and they are in school which means they are going to learn English. There is also nothing wrong with saying it in your native language.
  69. Profile photo of Marfoo
    Marfoo Male 13-17
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    April 26, 2008 at 6:28 pm
    So twinkletits, if you only knew Spanish and moved here you would want to be treated with no "handicaps" (as if is people of other tongues are disabled somehow) and be forced to learn a language like a baby, by nothing but observation alone instead of being treated like a human being and spoken to in a language you understand.

    The point is that it was recited for a purely educational reason and not because they were "handicapping" those who could not speak English.

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    SparkleBabys Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 6:29 pm
    And if those kids learn spanish, they`ll make more money later in life, than tay-dor will.
    Or, they can better communicate with our spanish speaking immigrants, which is a plus for everyone!
  71. Profile photo of MarthFador
    MarthFador Female 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 6:30 pm
    Actually, I am moving as soon as I am fully capable to. Think I want to stay here with everyone basically saying "This here`s America, so speak American"? No thank you.
  72. Profile photo of SparkleBabys
    SparkleBabys Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 6:31 pm
    I`m with you marthfador, if those parents manage to go through with they`re little crusade, I don`t want to be here anymore.
  73. Profile photo of pat125
    pat125 Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 6:31 pm
    "Actually, I am moving as soon as I am fully capable to"

    Bye!

  74. Profile photo of KindlyKat
    KindlyKat Female 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 6:31 pm
    To be honest, I think Japanese/Chinese should be America`s second language. Their the up-in-comers for sure. :) (nothing against Mexico or anybody else, just stating facts here).
  75. Profile photo of Tay-Dor
    Tay-Dor Male 40-49
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    April 26, 2008 at 6:32 pm
    Marth: Obviously you missed some of the good parts of the link I sent. Like how after World War II, we helped rebuild Europe. "You count on excellent medical treatment. You know you`re not going to die of cholera or other Third World diseases."

    Look, I`m not saying America is the most perfect wonderful country in the world. But its not the worst by a long shot.

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    SparkleBabys Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 6:33 pm
    America is a damn good country.
    LOOK! THE HISPANICS AGREE!
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    SparkleBabys Male 18-29
    505 posts
    April 26, 2008 at 6:34 pm
    Besides, this isn`t an argument on whether the US is good compared to the rest of the world.
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    Tay-Dor Male 40-49
    265 posts
    April 26, 2008 at 6:35 pm
    "And if those kids learn spanish, they`ll make more money later in life, than tay-dor will.
    Or, they can better communicate with our spanish speaking immigrants, which is a plus for everyone!"

    LOL. Actually, I did take Spanish in high school. When I went to Mexico, I used it. I`m currently learning some tagolog and arabic.

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    MarthFador Female 18-29
    1004 posts
    April 26, 2008 at 6:37 pm
    "But its not the worst by a long shot."
    Lol, what are we comparing it to? Nigeria?

    Seriously, i know this country isn`t exactly the worst of the worst, but I`m disliking all these bigots that say it`s the best of the best. :[ I`m just sick and tired of it. Period. This article is just something proving it. "We`re too good for your language! Speak American, morans!"

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    Kisato Female 18-29
    695 posts
    April 26, 2008 at 6:37 pm
    Weird... In my old High school, they use to say the pledge of allegiance in different languages over the intercom like that school and NO ONE ever complained.
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    Marfoo Male 13-17
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    April 26, 2008 at 6:38 pm
    "I don`t necessarily agree with you Marfoo, but at least I can see where you`re coming from, and you can see where I`m coming from. Unlike those on here who pull the xenophobe/stupid redneck card the first chance they get and refuse to listen to the other side.

    Thanks for keeping things civil."

    Likewise pat125,

    Some people just get to emotionally charged about things and forget to argue logically (and in some cases think logically), or they jump to conclusions. Ignorance is the biggest problem in this country.

  82. Profile photo of twinkletits
    twinkletits Male 13-17
    72 posts
    April 26, 2008 at 6:39 pm
    MarthFador said: Oh yeah...american culture. Fattening, greasy food. Sitting on your fat arse eating TV dinners while watching (what else?) TV. Being racist, ignorant asses. Media media media media.Of course.
    And you want to keep this culture WHY?
    do you stop and think about all the influence america has had with modern music? rock, blues, country, and many other genres of music were created here, those musics are apreciated all around the world, infact almost all of modern music is inspired by american music(not including ska, reggae, and rap.. those came from jamaica.)

  83. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 6:41 pm
    Dainty its a lot more complicated than that.
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    The_Maddog Male 30-39
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    April 26, 2008 at 6:41 pm
    Let`s be honest, America speaks English, not American! Unless you are a Native American ir speak Native American, you failed!
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    italianoboy2 Male 13-17
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    April 26, 2008 at 6:41 pm
    Very well put, Dainty.
  86. Profile photo of CheesyQueso
    CheesyQueso Female 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 6:41 pm
    "Hmm.
    How about this: Everyday, the Pledge of Allegiance should be recited in every language on Earth. Every. Single. One. LETS START LEARNING SOME NEW LANGUAGES! Whoo! That will be fun.
    No one can complain then, right? Wait-- the same people who complained about it right now would. But that`s just because they are close-minded. Learning opportunity! Why pass that chance down?
    I see no problem with anyone saying anything in any language. They want to say the Pledge in Spanish, go on! I would too, if I didn`t forget almost everything I learned in taking Spanish for two years. >_<

    There is no law stating everything HAS to be in English. There never will be. People who know more than one language have a better chance getting a good job. They have a better chance in almost everything!

    The USoA is everyone in the world smushed together. Deal with it. Live with it. It is. It has. It always will be."

    Woot! Let`s start with Japanese.

  87. Profile photo of twinkletits
    twinkletits Male 13-17
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    April 26, 2008 at 6:42 pm
    Marfoo said: So twinkletits, if you only knew Spanish and moved here you would want to be treated with no "handicaps" (as if is people of other tongues are disabled somehow) and be forced to learn a language like a baby, by nothing but observation alone instead of being treated like a human being and spoken to in a language you understand.
    actually im not a retard, so i would learn the language of my chosen country BEFORE i moved there.. ever think of that??? And yes i used the word handicaps, its because having a spanish translation under every english sign slows down the learning process and even fuc*ing gives mexicans an incentive to NOT learn english. if you dont HAVE to learn english, why would you?
  88. Profile photo of Wey_Pooh
    Wey_Pooh Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 6:43 pm
    America has no culture. What would you call YOUR culture? Going to McDonalds and watching Nascar?
    Or better yet, having intercourse with your children and living in trailer parks.
    Why is English the primary language? Why can`t we speak whatever language we want wherever we want? Isn`t it a free country?
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 6:48 pm
    Can we please remove the goddamned pole from the ass NOW? There are really more important things to get all fussy about.

    In fact, it`s hardly even worth getting fussy about anything...you just end up looking foolish and starting arguements and wasting energy that could be put to good use.

    I mean look at me, I`m falling victim to my own point, I could be working on my creative writing, and here I am trying to make a point on a board that won`t make a lick of difference.

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    KindlyKat Female 18-29
    427 posts
    April 26, 2008 at 6:49 pm
    ALL this is, is a "respect" issue. If I went to another country, I would respect that country by reciting their pledge in THEIR language. It`s far more complicated than, "America`s culture sucks, so it`s a free-for-all".

    Really, I don`t have a problem with it, but I do understand why some Americans, especially Veterans , would have an issue.

  91. Profile photo of twinkletits
    twinkletits Male 13-17
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    April 26, 2008 at 6:50 pm
    America has no culture. What would you call YOUR culture? Going to McDonalds and watching Nascar?
    Or better yet, having intercourse with your children and living in trailer parks.
    Why is English the primary language? Why can`t we speak whatever language we want wherever we want? Isn`t it a free country?

    wtf did i say??? no one thinks about the fact that WE built the first sky scrapers and WE invented most of the genres of music listened too today... We were also the first to land on the moon, and send probes to mars. we were also the first country to establish a true free market and freedom of speech.. and now every sucessful government in the world is modeled off of OUR constitution. That is why our nation has the highest GNP in the world... even during a recession. and you say america has "no culture" dumbass.

  92. Profile photo of CheesyQueso
    CheesyQueso Female 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 6:52 pm
    "I agree!
    And lets add in some Mandarin Chinese, and some French. And German, and Farsi (Persian), Polish, Vietnamese, and Turkish, too!
    I really couldn`t mind. ^_^
    I`ll say the Pledge all day to fit in every language I can."

    I wanna learn Italian, French, and improve my spanish.

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    Marfoo Male 13-17
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    April 26, 2008 at 7:03 pm
    twinkletits,

    Well now your argument has just gotten even more ignorant as you just labeled every immigrant "retarded" who didn`t first learn the language before moving to another country.

    Also being exposed to a foreign language all the time is the best way to learn it, constantly hearing, reading and attempting to speak it.

    Also not every sign is translated into Spanish. I used to live in El Paso, TX which is right on the border and the only signs that were translated were the ones saying not to cross illegally or not help immigrants cross illegally and mostly those at public service facilities such as hospitals, which illegal immigrants are entitled to use by law.

    Also have you heard of a place called Chinatown where the people do virtually everything in Chinese? They know everyone there know Chinese so they use it freely, but if someone comes who speaks English they don`t expect you to speak to them in Chinese, Mexicans or other immigrants are no different.

  94. Profile photo of twinkletits
    twinkletits Male 13-17
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    April 26, 2008 at 7:10 pm
    oh dont even start with that, im sorry ill say the more politically correct term "im more prepared so i would learn the language first" jesus christ. and yes i`ve been to china town and guess what.. they know english! you can go up and talk to just about anyone you want!(although they might think your a bit weird) yeah i know that being exposed to the foreign language helps you learn it, thats why translations slow the learning process down... oh and about the signs, i live in Florida, and just about every sign has a spanish translation under it.. so you can see why i would resent the translations.. some signs are just plain spanish and not even english.
  95. Profile photo of itsdrew
    itsdrew Male 13-17
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    April 26, 2008 at 7:11 pm
    we`ve done that in spanish class.
  96. Profile photo of Wey_Pooh
    Wey_Pooh Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 7:11 pm
    Psh, like we`re going to listen to some guy who calls himself TwinkleTits.

    The US imports more than we export, so we`re getting more from other countries than just culture. Shouldn`t we also learn their languages?
    As for music, you didn`t invent Jazz and the Blues. Maybe Rock & Roll, but everyone contributed to that, also.

  97. Profile photo of Tay-Dor
    Tay-Dor Male 40-49
    265 posts
    April 26, 2008 at 7:18 pm
    You should be the last person to invalidate someone`s argument based on their internet handle, "Pooh."

    I`d like to thank those participating in this discussion who haven`t resorted to name-calling. This is the freedom that makes America great. The freedom to discuss opposing ideas without having to resort to becomming a human bomb.

  98. Profile photo of twinkletits
    twinkletits Male 13-17
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    April 26, 2008 at 7:20 pm
    big deal we import so much our Gross national product is around 30 trillion a year, the nation thats even closest to us japan which is about 6 trillion a year.. hmm who has the better economy? and as for blues and jazz, we did invent it.. it was invented in the south after the slave days and was influenced by the negroe spirituals...
  99. Profile photo of Wey_Pooh
    Wey_Pooh Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 7:22 pm
    yes twinkletits, and are you black? We should speak french and spanish. Spanish is also spoken in parts of Africa.
    Pooh is from Winnie The Pooh. That`s a lovely cartoon, there`s nothing wrong with it.
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    caboose117 Male 13-17
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    April 26, 2008 at 7:25 pm
    osio randy dawado
  101. Profile photo of twinkletits
    twinkletits Male 13-17
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    April 26, 2008 at 7:26 pm
    yeah and twinkletits is from metalacolypse, its a lovely cartoon.. nothing wrong with it. and no im not black but the fact that it was invented by a black man doesnt make it any less american!! im not against diversity among a nations ethnicity, im against the fact that america has become so stuck up on "not hurting anyones feelings" that were becoming pusies... like the french
  102. Profile photo of Marfoo
    Marfoo Male 13-17
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    April 26, 2008 at 7:29 pm
    twinkletits,
    Well you should be more specific with what you type the first time, because everyone else just reads what you typed, not what you meant to say.

    No offense, I`m just trying to discuss the topic logically and with some civility.

    1.)Ok yes you should be prepared to learn the language, but it`s asking a lot to learn it beforehand.

    2.)I never said the people in Chinatown don`t know English and it`s a great example of how two languages can coexist (i.e. the ideal example of diversity while maintaining unity through a single language.)

    3.)I was unaware of the scope of translation in Florida so I can see what you`re saying about slowing it down. But you also have to look at the opposite situation, because illegal immigration is high rate in Florida there will be a large amount of people who only speak Spanish and have a right to public services, so we have problems either way, signs or no signs.

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    Tay-Dor Male 40-49
    265 posts
    April 26, 2008 at 7:32 pm
    LOL...illegal immigrants have a right to public services?

    Wow..lets not open that whole can of worms.

  104. Profile photo of twinkletits
    twinkletits Male 13-17
    72 posts
    April 26, 2008 at 7:32 pm
    they have a right to public services? do they pay taxes??? if an american doesnt pay taxes they go to jail and never gets to use public services again... why should an illegal immigrant be allowed the same rights as an american has but not have to pay the same price an american dose?
  105. Profile photo of Pelzkugel
    Pelzkugel Male 13-17
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    April 26, 2008 at 7:33 pm
    I have lived in Texas my whole life. In my elementary school, there were mostly Mexican students who spoke only Spanish. Every morning on the announcements we had to say the pledge in English and then in Spanish. In elementary I wouldn`t care, but in high school, the kids should already know how to speak English.

    What are problem is is that too many illegal immigrant come here, don`t learn English and don`t pay their taxes. At least learn the language of your country peoples!

  106. Profile photo of Wey_Pooh
    Wey_Pooh Male 18-29
    1004 posts
    April 26, 2008 at 7:33 pm
    It`s not lovely if it has tits in it.
    My fellow American people, who`s going to listen to 14-year old in tight pants? Seriously.

    You`re not against DIVERSITY? Spanish is just a language that is spoken by the biggest minority in this country. It`s a diverse country, and having sings in different language helps make other people`s lives a lot easier. If you truly supported diversity, you would have NO problem with that. Also, calling the French p*ssies. That`s just REALLY childish, even for me.

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    twinkletits Male 13-17
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    April 26, 2008 at 7:34 pm
    (i shouldnt say they never get to use them again, they dont get to use them untill they get out of jail)
  108. Profile photo of twinkletits
    twinkletits Male 13-17
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    April 26, 2008 at 7:36 pm
    hey wey pooh im 16 dousche bag, and my personal fashion doesnt affect my intelligence. wow how "open minded" you are.. "DONT LISTEN TO THAT KID, HE WEARS TIGHT PANTS AND IS YOUNG!!!"
  109. Profile photo of SparkleBabys
    SparkleBabys Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 7:36 pm
    Nobody is really on topic anymore.
    Does anyone think the parents are right, and that other languages should be banned? (as extreme as that sounds, that is what`s happening, on a small scale)
  110. Profile photo of Tay-Dor
    Tay-Dor Male 40-49
    265 posts
    April 26, 2008 at 7:43 pm
    I think the parents are a bit extreme and it doesn`t disrespect our troops. Possibly one day a year doesn`t hurt anything.

    But for the sake of diversity, is it really too much to ask that immigrants learn to speak the quasi-official language of the US?

  111. Profile photo of Wey_Pooh
    Wey_Pooh Male 18-29
    1004 posts
    April 26, 2008 at 7:44 pm
    How very intelligent of you to resort to name-calling.

    Americans have nothing to be proud about. Unless you`re Native American. Your ancestors must`ve come here from somewhere. If they would`ve been proud, they wouldn`t have changed their native language. Or are all Americans descendants from England? NO.
    By England, I really mean English European Countries.

  112. Profile photo of twinkletits
    twinkletits Male 13-17
    72 posts
    April 26, 2008 at 7:44 pm
    oh and by the way, wey pooh, if your so for "diversity".. why would you imply that jazz and blues isn`t american just because it was invented by black people?
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    Ohnjaynb Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 7:47 pm
    wow, thats just racism.
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    smartbomb314 Male 13-17
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    April 26, 2008 at 7:50 pm
    in middle school, we had this special day for Spanish students who wanted to take part called "Spanish immersion day" in which all you were allowed to speak was Spanish for the whole day. We played games, ate Spanish food, and even did some Disney plays translated to Spanish. Nobody batted an eye, and you know why? because it was so that we could learn the language. These students are Spanish students who are translating something they say every day to another language to help them learn the language. I don`t see the problem with it.
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    Mouichi Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 7:50 pm
    The one line I had a huge issue with in that article was, "If you think Mexicans can waltz right in this school and have an influence on these American students, then you’re wrong. This is America, home of the free and not the illegal.". Which, for me, turned the main opposition into a matter of race, as well as dishonoring the country. America does NOT have a national language, and was founded on the basic principles of nonconformity and difference. We`re a melting pot. Which, to me, implies that we should be celebrating differences, not forcing others to join our own. That being said, I`m not trying to convince others that they are wrong, or that they should adhere to what I say. I`m simply speaking my mind.
  116. Profile photo of Wey_Pooh
    Wey_Pooh Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 7:55 pm
    "oh and by the way, wey pooh, if your so for "diversity".. why would you imply that jazz and blues isn`t american just because it was invented by black people?"

    You`re just assuming I`m `into` diversity.
    Who do you think black people were influenced by when they created this music? They were influenced by their own culture, including language. That was the only point I was trying to make.

  117. Profile photo of twinkletits
    twinkletits Male 13-17
    72 posts
    April 26, 2008 at 7:55 pm
    Americans have nothing to be proud about. Unless you`re Native American. Your ancestors must`ve come here from somewhere. If they would`ve been proud, they wouldn`t have changed their native language. Or are all Americans descendants from England? NO.
    By England, I really mean English European Countries

    guess what broski, native americans came from asia, so if according to what you think native americans have nothing to be proud of either

  118. Profile photo of Guy6870
    Guy6870 Male 13-17
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    April 26, 2008 at 7:56 pm
    I`m a Patriot and pay my taxes and all that, but in this world of extreme globalism and technology, I am beginning to think I am more a member of the global community.

    Yes, I still am active in issues here in the states, but when I start working, I`ll be working internationally, not just in the U.S

    But that isn`t the argument at hand, is it?

    Not adding much, but it isn`t wrong to have a "langue day" at school for all of the arguments listed in the prevous posts.

    Also, why aren’t the same protesting parents, protesting the learning of foreign langue at schools? Seems to me they are just the group of people that have nothing better to do but sit around complaining about stuff they have no clue about....


    wow does that sound like a familiar topic or what?

    -Guy
    p.s making fun of ignorant internet people is like shooting fish in a barrel, not saying everyone of you guys are. May I also add, “dumb people are blissfully unaware of how dumb they actual

  119. Profile photo of smartbomb314
    smartbomb314 Male 13-17
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    April 26, 2008 at 7:58 pm
    The parents remind me of the mother from the "lemme borrow that top" video:
    "Last time i checked..K? we were in the united states, and in the united states, we clearly speak english. That language, which i do not understand, was not English, and therefor makes me angry"
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    Rancidgore Male 13-17
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    April 26, 2008 at 8:00 pm
    Im in highschool in south florida. In my french class our teacher requires us to recite it when they do the english version on the announcements in french. its dumb.
  121. Profile photo of Wey_Pooh
    Wey_Pooh Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 8:02 pm
    You really want to go THAT far?
    First of all, Native Americans stole land from NO ONE. Unless you want to bring plants and animals into this, too.
    Second of all, we`re all human beings, therefore Americans have nothing to be proud about because all language and races are equal. As stated in the declaration of independence: "All Men Are Created Equal."
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    Guy6870 Male 13-17
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    April 26, 2008 at 8:05 pm
    I think I read somewhere that Neanderthals died becuase they couldn`t talk to each other
  123. Profile photo of Wey_Pooh
    Wey_Pooh Male 18-29
    1004 posts
    April 26, 2008 at 8:06 pm
    We`ll just use Binary if it comes to that, Guy.
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    catbarf Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 8:07 pm
    Oh noes. How dare they dedicate themselves to their country in another language. It`s criminal for people of other nationalities to love and support the country. Can`t have that, can we?
  125. Profile photo of Skyira
    Skyira Female 18-29
    1134 posts
    April 26, 2008 at 8:10 pm
    why dont we get rid of the pledge of allegiance ? No more trouble in the school system and we wont make any religious people upset due to the "under god" bs crap and what language to use it in.
  126. Profile photo of Wey_Pooh
    Wey_Pooh Male 18-29
    1004 posts
    April 26, 2008 at 8:43 pm
    You really want to go THAT far?
    First of all, Native Americans stole land from NO ONE. Unless you want to bring plants and animals into this, too.
    Second of all, we`re all human beings, therefore Americans have nothing to be proud about because all language and races are equal. As stated in the declaration of independence: "All Men Are Created Equal."
  127. Profile photo of Wey_Pooh
    Wey_Pooh Male 18-29
    1004 posts
    April 26, 2008 at 8:54 pm
    You really want to go THAT far?
    First of all, Native Americans stole land from NO ONE. Unless you want to bring plants and animals into this, too.
    Second of all, we`re all human beings, therefore Americans have nothing to be proud about because all language and races are equal. As stated in the declaration of independence: "All Men Are Created Equal."
  128. Profile photo of simim23
    simim23 Female 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 9:12 pm
    You know, I used to be of the opinion that hey, this is America, we speak English, you need to learn it too.

    Then I realized that we were formed from a whole butt-load of different cultures and languages. I wish I knew German and Welsh, the languages of my heritage, but I don`t.

    I`m glad for people who can still speak their native language, and for people who have learned to speak other languages. I can`t speak fluent Spanish, even though I took 2 years of it and hear it around me, because I don`t always have a chance to practice speaking it.

    I should learn.

    America is a melting pot, why can`t our culture, language, and so on be one too? You`re still reciting allegiance to the country, regardless of the language.

    Btw, English isn`t even the most commonly spoken language anymore, Mandarin Chinese is. So it`s not like learning a different language is going to kill you... we`ll all be saying Ni Hao soon anyway.

  129. Profile photo of Marfoo
    Marfoo Male 13-17
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    April 26, 2008 at 9:37 pm
    I meant that by law these services can not be refused to illegal immigrants (hospital treatments, or public education etc...).

    I know they don`t pay taxes, you`re not telling me anything I don`t know, but they are here, and they are people. Yes it`s unfair that they don`t pay taxes for the upkeep of these services, but we can`t just deny them. You can`t just make decisions based on what the ideal situation SHOULD be, but you have to take into account the status quo.

  130. Profile photo of Tay-Dor
    Tay-Dor Male 40-49
    265 posts
    April 26, 2008 at 9:43 pm
    Hehe..have INS stake out the emergency rooms. Solve 80% of the illegal immigrant problem right there. Patch `em up and ship `em out. Come back legally or not at all.
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    thecite Male 13-17
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    April 26, 2008 at 10:08 pm
    Hell, why not say it in portugese.
  132. Profile photo of Mitchster
    Mitchster Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 10:18 pm
    I gotta say, the superintendent`s case is watertight. All those who say it should be spoken in English, are looking pretty foolish right now.
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    patthebaker Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 10:31 pm
    the ins dosnt exist anymore
  134. Profile photo of Johnny_Blaze
    Johnny_Blaze Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 10:36 pm
    `This is America, home of the free, and not the illegal` - That`s some bullpoo, more like home of the racist right now. Free would mean they allow it.
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    jolindie Female 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 10:40 pm
    so basically, i`m betting that the school in WI (ignorance central-i mean i`d be sorry but i live here and it`s completely true) had a spanish class, as in english speaking kids learning baby spanish, memorize the pledge of allegiance and recite it as a means of showing how much they`d learned, and the idea of "spanish" immediately brought a "dirty mexican" to mind. which would pretty much take the backing out of all these b!tching people`s arguements. which would leave you with no more reason to argue aside from the fact that you think that once your family got here from overseas or wherever your blood may come from that america was complete.
    really.
    this country is nothing but immigrants. learning the original language is bull, it was beaten out of the people when they were put in boarding schools on reservations. and that wasn`t too long ago. it happened to my grandparents as a matter of fact. and it doesn`t seem like our country has come very far away from
  136. Profile photo of jolindie
    jolindie Female 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 10:41 pm
    *it
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    sabrewolf03 Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2008 at 11:03 pm
    lol americans XD

    like fat children.

  138. Profile photo of Monsdurr
    Monsdurr Male 13-17
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    April 26, 2008 at 11:33 pm
    I don`t get what`s wrong with it? Government is gaining more blind patriots.
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    littlemeili Female 13-17
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    April 26, 2008 at 11:55 pm
    I don`t understand...The US is more of a mixing pot of cultures with different languages. Technically, English isn`t truly the national language, it`s jsut the most commonly spoken. For God`s sake, you`re acting like we should worship the country down to saying the pledge in one language. I honestly cannot fathom how this is in any way offensive. When it comes down to it, this whole argument and the refusal for some individuals to say the pledge in a different language is in itself offensive.
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    BobtheNinja Male 13-17
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    April 27, 2008 at 12:47 am
    If you move to my country you have speak my language.
  141. Profile photo of andohondae
    andohondae Male 13-17
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    April 27, 2008 at 12:48 am
    I just don`t get this you are either racist or retarded to think like that
  142. Profile photo of andohondae
    andohondae Male 13-17
    44 posts
    April 27, 2008 at 12:54 am
    but don`t reply to me because I am going to Study for my exams so that I can go to university get an education and not end up like you people.........(not the sane ones just the pooheads)

    hmmm which subject to start with......I know......FRENCH!!! XD

    "J´engage ma fidelité au drapeau des États-Unis d´Amérique et à la République qu`il répresente, une nation sous Dieu, indivisible, avec liberté et justice pour tous."

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    andohondae Male 13-17
    44 posts
    April 27, 2008 at 12:55 am
    I just said that out loud by the way....I hope your not too offended XD
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    stevenash Male 18-29
    124 posts
    April 27, 2008 at 1:04 am
    you guys sure are easy to offend....just like the so-called Muslim...in fact you guys are even worse..that was not even bad things said bout the country...just a another language...
  145. Profile photo of TeHrussian
    TeHrussian Male 18-29
    490 posts
    April 27, 2008 at 1:09 am
    This crap should not happen unless Spanish is retified by all 3 gov-t branches in this country as a second official language.
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    Johnny_Blaze Male 18-29
    249 posts
    April 27, 2008 at 1:21 am
    Tehrussian, I hope you realize, English isn`t even considered our primary language legally. We don`t drating have one. So, if they want to do the pledge in Spanish, they should be allowed to.
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    Johnny_Blaze Male 18-29
    249 posts
    April 27, 2008 at 1:21 am
    God I hate that filter.
  148. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    April 27, 2008 at 2:36 am
    Heh "Lets say it in Cherokee"

    "Raaaaaargh how dare you! We made a new language now raaaaaargh"

    "Ok, lets say it in Spanish"

    "Raaaaaargh how dare you mess with our traditions!"

    The thing about being the middle man is you`re a hypocrite either way.

  149. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    April 27, 2008 at 2:39 am
    Also, ffs, stop complaining about the filter.

    Double posting just to make sure you can tell everyone "I wouldn`t be so uncool as to say drating, I mean F___ING".


    Christ, wouldn`t want the people on the internet doubting your coolness now would we. We all think you`re awesome. So awesome in fact that even if you did say drating, we`d start saying it too just because we all want to be cool like you.

    drat.

  150. Profile photo of grrrandom
    grrrandom Female 13-17
    1 post
    April 27, 2008 at 4:44 am
    I don`t even know the pledge of allegiance and I`m American...

    (I had a whole plan for my first post and I was going to yell and scream about how stupid all of you are being for getting so heated about this, but I decided I didn`t want my first post to be that pathetic. So instead I went with this, much better right?)

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    drixishot Male 18-29
    369 posts
    April 27, 2008 at 5:51 am
    build a bridge and get over it already!

    jeebus santo, what the fudge is the importance of this allegiance and poo anyways. NO-ONE CARES! you guys are arguing over redundant poo like this, half of yous are hippies, the other half are stuck up twats. SHUT UP AND GET OVER IT!!!!!!!!

    god, it doesn`t matter, dominate languages dominate, if the majority of people sppke quechua you would have to speak it too, BECAUSE THE MAJORITY DOES!!!! just shut up god, you guys are like babies i swear.

    cry me a river with the bullpoo replies, I DONT GIVE A poo

  152. Profile photo of drixishot
    drixishot Male 18-29
    369 posts
    April 27, 2008 at 5:52 am
    and by poo i mean s h eye t
  153. Profile photo of drixishot
    drixishot Male 18-29
    369 posts
    April 27, 2008 at 5:53 am
    filter are for people that cant handle speaking like normal people. they need to build a bridge too, maybe of wood
  154. Profile photo of haxxorz
    haxxorz Male 13-17
    724 posts
    April 27, 2008 at 5:55 am
    I thought there weren`t mexicans up north.
    :/
    Butyes.
    LERN 2 SPEEK OR GTFO
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    haxxorz Male 13-17
    724 posts
    April 27, 2008 at 5:56 am
    Drixishot:
    Lawls, Shiit.
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    xParanoia Female 18-29
    767 posts
    April 27, 2008 at 5:56 am
    I know it in Spanish, too. It got annoying saying it every day, but it`s nice to know we`re including one other language :l

    Now let`s take care of that "under God" thing.

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    Ajikan Male 18-29
    1526 posts
    April 27, 2008 at 6:12 am
    america,
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  158. Profile photo of jimenfel001
    jimenfel001 Female 13-17
    175 posts
    April 27, 2008 at 7:51 am
    stupid racists. shows how ignorant people really are. besides, i know the pledge in spanish and i`m also hispanic
  159. Profile photo of Icicle0424
    Icicle0424 Male 18-29
    14 posts
    April 27, 2008 at 7:54 am
    Hey look! A mole hill! Quick, let`s make a mountain out of it!

    Seriously, who cares? I`m not calling it racist to expect English to be spoken in America, (and we probably *should* make it the national language) but if you are making a huge deal out of this nonsense, you`re either racist, an idiot or both.

    But hey, they`ve found something even dumber to be outraged over than truck nutz, so I`m a bit impressed in the worst way possible. I wish all the morons of the world a painful death. I`m sick of this poo. Drat it, I`m seceding from the union, I hereby proclaim myself the one man nation of Mitchistan, and the national anthem can be sung in any language I please :p so there!

  160. Profile photo of Maelstrom_x
    Maelstrom_x Male 18-29
    1883 posts
    April 27, 2008 at 8:09 am
    Ehh, I used to say the pledge of allegiance in French when I took French class. It is just Spanish class reciting it in Spanish. Ok, it is over the intercom. So? It is just like hanging peoples` essays out in the hall for people to look at.

    I still believe firmly that you should speak English when in this country, or at least have someone with you to translate. I wouldn`t dare visit another country unless I had a translator with me at the very least, let alone live there.

    ENGLISH, MOTHER****ER! DO YOU SPEAK IT?!

  161. Profile photo of Tekno
    Tekno Female 30-39
    1212 posts
    April 27, 2008 at 8:14 am
    "The United States was founded on the ENGLISH language. Everyone who has immigrated here (until recently) has always learned the language, it was part of becoming an American. But now, people think they can speak any language they want (and only that language) without having to give 2 sh*ts about the US`s primary language. If anything is ignorant, not learning the language of the country you move to is."
    I couldn`t have said it any better than this.
  162. Profile photo of djjeffmaddox
    djjeffmaddox Male 18-29
    191 posts
    April 27, 2008 at 8:20 am
    I can`t speak a word of English and I am an American. If I am around a foreign person who can`t speak English, we have a language barrier and communication is difficult. Even so, I do not expect anyone to speak English. This is a motherf ucking free country and you can speak any god dam n language you want to f ucking speak!!! People need to communicate so the languages will sort themselves out. Americans will learn more spanish and spanish speaking citizens will lean more english just naturally. Eventually people will start just speak a mix of english and spanish. And I`m completely ok with this.
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    djjeffmaddox Male 18-29
    191 posts
    April 27, 2008 at 8:20 am
    er speak a word of Spanish. Apparently I CAN`T speak English, either.
  164. Profile photo of geeeyathink
    geeeyathink Male 13-17
    4 posts
    April 27, 2008 at 8:22 am
    Wow, I took Spanish 1 in the 9th grade, and we learned the pledge in spanish and had to recite it for a test grade. THEN a group of students recited the pledge in spanish over the intercom. Nobody said anything. There is no big deal. The parents getting enraged are just ignorent. Damn rednecks
  165. Profile photo of DuMbHour
    DuMbHour Male 18-29
    97 posts
    April 27, 2008 at 9:16 am
    Why do I picture a bunch of kids in a cardboard `clubhouse` making arbitrary rules about the requirements for being `a member of the club`? The apparent point of the club is exclusion.
  166. Profile photo of Beefynick
    Beefynick Male 18-29
    76 posts
    April 27, 2008 at 9:28 am
    I think most people who are offended by this are missing the point that America does not have a national language officially. We all know that we speak English here, but there is no declared national language.
  167. Profile photo of nilu889
    nilu889 Female 13-17
    15 posts
    April 27, 2008 at 9:30 am
    So to everyone who`s saying "Hey if you live in America learn English" English is a difficult language to speak so give people time to learn it. I feel like people in this country who don`t know English are in the process of learning it anyway. I think they are smart enough to realize they need to learn the language.Also I think people need to realize that yeah Americans are mainly English speakers, but America is also a free country and you can speak any language you want. This whole Pledge of Allegiance thing was taken way out of proportion. Also with the being courteous to our country to be able to say the Pledge of Allegiance in English, I think as long as you`re getting the message across, the language shouldn`t matter. Our country was based on many different cultures. Just because the majority of people have the same ethnic backround or whatever, doesn`t mean that`s the only one that can exist. Maybe I`m just being biased since my parents don`t speak English as well eve
  168. Profile photo of Moenkie
    Moenkie Male 18-29
    312 posts
    April 27, 2008 at 9:43 am
    Do you sing Albania`s anthem in Greek?
  169. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    April 27, 2008 at 9:50 am
    The reciting of the pledge in panish one day out of the year IS celebrating America`s culture! In many areas in America, hipanics are a big part of the culture. America was founded on immigation and freedom of one`s own speech. I understand that the recent problem of illegal immigrants is putting a lot of stress on everyone, but I don`t think a situation like this is enabling nyone or their language. It`s celebrating America by expressing it in more than one way.
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    April 27, 2008 at 9:53 am
    spanish**
    anyone**
  171. Profile photo of lightbluenym
    lightbluenym Female 18-29
    272 posts
    April 27, 2008 at 9:59 am
    You know, I`m a military kid through and through. Every day, when I was in school, I`d get up and do the pledge; all the while looking around me wondering why there were kids who didn`t even stand up for it, much less say it. So, while I think it should be done in English, this was for a Spanish class, and there were only three other students who did it in their languages. Once a year, that`s much less offensive than the kids who won`t stand up and/or say it all year long...My point is that the whole "insult to the troops" argument is BS.
  172. Profile photo of Kougaiji
    Kougaiji Male 18-29
    604 posts
    April 27, 2008 at 11:09 am
    It`s Wisconsin... does anyone really care what happens in wisconsin?
  173. Profile photo of JimHxn
    JimHxn Male 13-17
    55 posts
    April 27, 2008 at 11:16 am
    `An insult to the troops`

    Yeah, ok, how? in what way whatsoever is it in anyway insulting to anyone?

    racists.

  174. Profile photo of Dr4k
    Dr4k Male 18-29
    575 posts
    April 27, 2008 at 11:19 am
    ... wasn`t America once called the melting pot of the world. To me that says multicultural our whole country was founded by immigrants ( I would say settlers but I`m relatively sure it was already settled what with that whole native american thing going on). America has no National language, I personally think we should have several(3) different national languages (english, spanish and maybe chinese seeing as they`re taking over the world >.> though I am partial to French or German... or we could have like Arabic or Gaelic oooh latin would be cool... I got sidetrack sorry >.>)
  175. Profile photo of MacCanuck
    MacCanuck Male 18-29
    56 posts
    April 27, 2008 at 12:15 pm
    I know this isn`t a very constructive comment, but: BLAAAARGH! Crazy people in the US! "How dare you pledge allegiance to our country in your own language! Treason!" Honestly, it`s mind-boggling. You`re like the Québec of the Americas. Except without the culture.
  176. Profile photo of Tay-Dor
    Tay-Dor Male 40-49
    265 posts
    April 27, 2008 at 12:21 pm
    Oh face it, if it wasnm`t for America, you`d all be speaking German, Italian, or Japanese. :P
  177. Profile photo of andohondae
    andohondae Male 13-17
    44 posts
    April 27, 2008 at 12:35 pm
    Oh face it, if it wasnm`t for America, you`d all be speaking German, Italian, or Japanese. :P

    Oh face it if it wasn`t for the BRITISH EMPIRE you`d all be speaking German, Italian or Japanese :p

    Arrogant And ill-informed

  178. Profile photo of MacCanuck
    MacCanuck Male 18-29
    56 posts
    April 27, 2008 at 12:56 pm
    That argument pops up a lot. But frankly, if the Us hadn`t joined, it just would`ve taken longer, but that whole invading Russia thing was bassically then beginning of the end for Hitler.
  179. Profile photo of BABY_BEAR
    BABY_BEAR Female 18-29
    1395 posts
    April 27, 2008 at 1:18 pm
    It should be scrapped altogether, its a joke.
  180. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    April 27, 2008 at 1:31 pm
    I think that language matters a great deal. Immigrants to a country become of that country, which includes using the native language of that country. Conquerors impose their own language on the country. That`s why the native language of the USA is English and not Navajo or any of the other languages native before the conquest.

    In this case, it`s more of a reconquest of the areas the USA took from Mexico in 1848, but it`s still a conquest. A very cleverly done one, too, that looks likely to succeed.

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    jolindie Female 18-29
    100 posts
    April 27, 2008 at 1:32 pm
    it`s almost funny that most of the stupid comments are coming from older people. and i can`t really blame young people for being dumb, they haven`t been exposed to much more than their parent`s views, and having a kid, no matter how much your kid believes in you, really doesn`t make you a genius.
    i feel bad for the children of those parents at that school. they`re gonna grow up to be little poos.
  182. Profile photo of jolindie
    jolindie Female 18-29
    100 posts
    April 27, 2008 at 1:32 pm
    bahaha i love censorship
  183. Profile photo of Djer
    Djer Male 18-29
    842 posts
    April 27, 2008 at 1:39 pm
    Man, people`s ignorance is astounding...

    America has become the most arrogant nation in the world. If you go to any other country, even France (who, I`m sorry to say, doesn`t have the best record for politeness), you`ll find that a good portion of the population is AT LEAST bilingual. They realize that not everyone can speak their native language right away, so they are patient and let the new people learn the language gradually.

    In America, however, people have lost that patience. They seem to think that English is the best language and that everyone needs to speak it. I think that this prolific cartoon speaks volumes for the American thought process on this issue:

  184. Profile photo of jolindie
    jolindie Female 18-29
    100 posts
    April 27, 2008 at 1:45 pm
    see, this is what i`m saying. there`s a reason people hate americans, and it`s because of the petty loudmouths that somehow get all the media coverage. people probably find it hard to believe that intelligent people live here
  185. Profile photo of JBreaker
    JBreaker Male 18-29
    2 posts
    April 27, 2008 at 3:04 pm
    I think the reciting the pledge in Spanish isnt really a big deal. However, national language or not, English is the language we use in our day to day operations. i spent time on a ship calling ports in South Amercia, and i spoke to South American longshoremen in (broken) spanish as a courtesy and to help facilitate the work being done on the ship. im sure i slaughtered the language, but i did what i could to help comminucate in the language that i thought would be most productive. i dont know statistics, but I would be willing to bet that if you changed everyhting in that would normally be done in English here in the US to Spanish or Mandarin Chinese, it would be... from something as simple to not being able to read cooking instructions to whatever your imagination could come up with when you make such a change. Should we be bilingual? I dont know... I work full time and I am an officer in the Navy reserves... I sure dont have time to learn another language.
  186. Profile photo of JBreaker
    JBreaker Male 18-29
    2 posts
    April 27, 2008 at 3:08 pm
    oh and sorry... i forgot to add in there that changing the language would cause chaos. My point is that yeah its a lovely idea to think that we could live up to our "melting pot" status and blend all the cultures in one giant ball of happiness, but the point is we are too complex a species to expect such a change overnight, and to even expect that it would work may be a pipe dream. someone said alot of other countries are bilingual. Well what happens when thats not good enough and someone says they should be trilingual? I am not saying learning other languages is bad, but where does it end?
  187. Profile photo of kittyloaf
    kittyloaf Male 18-29
    213 posts
    April 27, 2008 at 3:50 pm
    This is America, home of the free, meaning you arent allowed to speak any language except what I want you to.
  188. Profile photo of WhitbyDragon
    WhitbyDragon Male 18-29
    47 posts
    April 27, 2008 at 4:20 pm
    Yeah, I find it amazing, and endearing, that the tradition of pledging allegiance to the flag still exists. You`d be hard pushed to find an equivelant ceremony here in the UK, at least on that scale neway.
  189. Profile photo of LadyDakkar
    LadyDakkar Female 18-29
    76 posts
    April 27, 2008 at 5:41 pm
    Those parents are making a huge deal over nothing, it`s not insulting anyone or disrespecting the flag. The US was created to allow tolerance, and I know of several troops in which English is not their first language, if anything, reciting the pledge in another language is supporting one of the nation`s primary ideas, tolerance and respect for other cultures.
    Other note: I agree Americans are arragant when it comes to languages, I`ve heard people say how it`s rude for immigrants or tourists to come to America not knowing any English and expect to get by. I`ve then heard the SAME people say they should be able to go to France, Germany, or where ever and know only English, since they think everyone should speak it. Pretty hypocritical.
  190. Profile photo of firefliet
    firefliet Female 18-29
    1232 posts
    April 27, 2008 at 5:51 pm
    It`s one day of the year. Who the f*ck is it hurting? I used to -have- to say it every day in 4th grade in Spanish, but it was a GATE school, so nobody really cared.

    If French, German, Norwegian, etc. all get spoken and there`s no uproar, that`s a sure sign of redneck racism. It is NOT hurting the troops if ONE school for ONE day says the pledge in a foreign langauge. Even if that foreign language happens to be Spanish.

    Dios f*ckin mio.

  191. Profile photo of RedNine
    RedNine Male 13-17
    99 posts
    April 27, 2008 at 6:12 pm
    All I can say is: learn to be like Canada and respect the cultures you have. Our bloody anthem is recited in many different languages all across the country: French, English, German, whatever else there is. We don`t get our panties in a knot because it doesn`t matter; as long as the people are willing to pledge themselves to the country, I don`t f**king care what language they do it in.
  192. Profile photo of Lompocus
    Lompocus Male 13-17
    296 posts
    April 27, 2008 at 6:13 pm
    I hate this stuff.

    I`m mexican. I see more and more racism towards hispanics as we become more and more populous.

    We`re the new black. Where`s our mexican Rev. Wright?

  193. Profile photo of carolinads13
    carolinads13 Female 13-17
    151 posts
    April 27, 2008 at 7:13 pm
    Just to put my thoughts on here: I`m an immigrant from Brazil. If this bothers anyone, I`ll tell you that I`m very very legal, and the only reason we moved here was because my mother was hired to teach at a very respectable university in the United States. I`ve found out that most of the people in my high school have no experience with foreign customs and languages, even though there is a large hispanic community in our area. Most kids probably have no idea where Argentina, Bulgaria or Angola are located at. Why? Most of them don`t care. So, while it terribly upsets the values Americans have on their English language, I applaud at this principal for giving the children a chance to express their patriotism AND embrace a new culture in their country. That`s all I have to say, and I hope that you agree with me!
  194. Profile photo of catsrule313
    catsrule313 Female 13-17
    393 posts
    April 27, 2008 at 7:26 pm
    at my school, 7th graders have to say our pledge in spanish. its rediculous. i hated it ALLLLL last year.
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    catsrule313 Female 13-17
    393 posts
    April 27, 2008 at 7:27 pm
    EVERY DAY.
  196. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    April 27, 2008 at 8:16 pm
    carolinads13: There`s a difference between having an interest in foreign customs and languages and having them replace your own in your own country.

    That`s why Spanish in particular is an issue - it`s a symptom of part of the USA moving towards de facto secession from the union, whether or not they do it formally. That isn`t true for other languages. It isn`t *just* about the language. It`s also about the reasons behind it.

    When I merely visited France, I learnt some French, including how to apologise for not speaking more than a little of it. That`s a courtesy. If I emigrated to France, I`d become French. That should be a necessity, and speaking French would be just a part of it.

    My own family spoke English from the day they emigrated to England, because they *emigrated* here, i.e. they became English. They didn`t try to take over part of England and remake it in the image of the country they left.

  197. Profile photo of pingu_BEEP
    pingu_BEEP Female 13-17
    22 posts
    April 27, 2008 at 9:47 pm
    what the hell is a pledge?
  198. Profile photo of jolindie
    jolindie Female 18-29
    100 posts
    April 27, 2008 at 11:01 pm
    "They didn`t try to take over part of England and remake it in the image of the country they left."

    becoming american isn`t about leaving your culture behind. maybe by "becoming english" in england it is, but then again people left england for the americas in the first place, and they leave places all over the world for the U.S., in order to be free to live their own lives in their own ways.

  199. Profile photo of Johnny_Blaze
    Johnny_Blaze Male 18-29
    249 posts
    April 27, 2008 at 11:56 pm
    Balthazag - I don`t know what`s worst, double posting, complaining about the filter, or double posting and complaining about the person complaining about the filter...hmmm.
  200. Profile photo of yog_live
    yog_live Female 18-29
    32 posts
    April 28, 2008 at 10:15 am
    But it was done in a Spanish class. You`re in a Spanish class to learn Spanish. Saying the pledge in Spanish is probably a good exericse to learn Spanish. It`s not like they took a gun to the whole school`s head and made them say it in another language. It`s probably the equivalent of one of my teachers pushing everyone to only speak French instead of English when we were in class so we could get use it. No big deal.
  201. Profile photo of Shortone0726
    Shortone0726 Female 18-29
    1244 posts
    April 28, 2008 at 1:09 pm
    Come to live in the US and learn to speak English..I hate the fact that everything I buy has stuff written in English and Spanish..Just learn English!
  202. Profile photo of idiotkiller
    idiotkiller Male 13-17
    162 posts
    April 28, 2008 at 5:52 pm
    Is there a law somewhere that says the United States is an English-only country?
  203. Profile photo of Eternal76
    Eternal76 Female 30-39
    226 posts
    April 28, 2008 at 8:45 pm
    I for one, refused to say the Pledge of Allegiance at all when I was in school because of that annoying "god" part. But I don`t see how it`s disrespectful at all to recite it in a different language. Ridiculous.
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    xiquiripat Male 18-29
    2422 posts
    June 7, 2008 at 6:13 pm
    I wonder what would happen if they said the pledge in german...
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    carmigniani Male 30-39
    1 post
    November 5, 2008 at 6:53 am
    Gringos racistas y cabrones.... aprendan diversidad y cultura, respeta para que te respenten. America es lo que el pledge dice "individible" you ignorant racist bastard. don`t start another pooty discution about language, if you go to brooklin they speak italian on china town they speak chinise and in Queens, Miami, LA, Houton and Chicago SPANISH, i you dont like it come bact to England or wherever the hell you and your Nazzi family is from and never comeback to FREEDOM ... Learn FREEDOM of Speech. Learn your on constitution before talking cracker. And just like Achmed would say next time" I KILL YOU " !!!!

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