English Must be the Official Language in America

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A country’s strength comes solely on the social theory of nationalism, to give loyalty and love for that country even if it means sacrificing ones own life to defend it. Whether its called the homeland, motherland, or holy land, citizens of a country define it, if not, its really just a large mass of land. The United States of America has instituted many rights to its citizens, which were issued in the bill of rights they are the first ten amendments. The first amendment mentions the free exercise clause, freedom of speech and of press, and by interpreting it says that congress cannot make any laws constricting to a established religion or prohibiting the free exercise. Because of the interpretation of the first amendment immigrants believe that they may come to the United States and maintain the lifestyle and cultures they had lived by in their country of origin. These immigrants are taking advantage of this system, which for them is the American dream. They don’t realize that in the United States one is basically required to adapt to this culture to succeed in that dream. They also don’t realize that the diversity that they are causing is hurting the United States in its mission for unity. A country is at its fullest strength when it is a nation united. Michael Savage a conservative author and radio talk show host believes that “borders, language, and culture” are the foundations that support any nation. I believe in what Mr. Savage is saying is true, seeing that the formual of borders, language and culture will equal unity among a nation which will help achieve greater strengths. When an immigrant enters our country they apply for U.S. citizenship or green card. In order to proceed with obtaining it they must take ... ... middle of paper ... ...lty and that is a loyalty to the American people." I believe President Roosevelt is right on his issues, that immigrants should only be loyalty to one country the U.S. and that they should only communicated in one language English and if they don’t adjust to it they don’t belong in this country. Our country needs to be the primary country in the hearts of its citizens. I believe in the ethical approach of utilitarianism, which is says, “The right way to behave in a given situation is to choose the alternative that is likely to produce the greatest overall good.” If the United States imposes that the English language should become the official language then they are giving this nation the next step towards unity. Which in can cause a chain reaction to help the U.S. reach a stronger foundation of nationalism and which to me seems to be the greatest overall good.

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