Why should/shouldn't spoken English be mandatory?
Jodi made a comment on the voter fraud in Colorado thread that got my wheels to turning:
"..Not every American CITIZEN eligible to vote speaks and/or reads English. So far, that's not a crime... though, the rumblings of mandatory English in Puerto Rico makes me think if the GOP takes over, it will be.
Unbeknown to parts of the GOP crowd, English speaking christian Caucasian is not the only type of human that exists."
It just seems like a practical matter. Not discrimanatory. I've always been of the mind, if my friend whose native language is Spanish can speak English, or my father's wife whose first language is Tagalog can speak English... anyone can do it and should if they intend to live here. And if you visit places, e.g. France, natives rather expect you to at least try to speak their language. So why shouldn't those who plan to stay for any length of time, e.g. past three years, learn English? Is this really another one of my GOP thoughts? Is it a conservative view as Jodi commented? Learn something new every day-truly interesting to me. So what is the liberal point of view on the matter?