Facts of the Case Statement of Facts: Defendant Yoder was convicted of violating Wisconsin's compulsory education law by refusing to send his children to school after completing the eighth grade. The Yoders refused to comply with state laws on the basis that additional years of compulsory high school education posits a threat to Amish religious beliefs and that its members would better benefit from home education to prosper in their society. Procedural History: Defendant Yoder was convicted of violating compulsory education laws through Trial and Circuit Court. The Supreme Court of Wisconsin reversed the decision, determining that the Yoder’s actions were just under their First Amendment rights. The state appealed the Court’s decision, which leads to the Supreme Court of the United States granting certiorari.
Having language enforcement contradicts this feeling of freedom and opportunity. III. English only acts and issues with the First Amendment, voting and education A. A lot of English only acts like the HR 123, HR 739 or the Language of Government act of 1995 states the US government will conduct official business in English only. A citation from the United States vs National Treasury Employees Union in 1995 stated “federal courts have held that laws which prevent the Government from communicating with citizens on issues of public importance, either by prohibiting citizens access to information or by prohibiting communication in a language other than English, violate the First Amendment.” So such laws hurt the basic foundation stones of this
English should be the official language of the United States to give the people what they want, to recognize the historic role, and to limit controversy. English should be the official language of the United States to give the citizens what they want. Some citizens of the United States are completely oblivious to the lack of an official language. If the United States is “run by the people” then should not the voice of Americans not only be heard but also acted upon? According to the U.S. census of 2012, 87% of Americans believe that English should be the official language of their proud country(Pro English).
DOMA was passed out of fear that a lawsuit filed in Hawaii would make them allow same sex marriage. The congress did not want to allow same sex couples the same benefits heterosexual couples receive while legally married (4-6). Opponents of DOMA claims it violates the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment and the Full Faith and Credit Clause. By 2002, thirty-six states banned same-sex marriage or recognizing of same-sex marriage formed in other states (Richards 4-6). Benjamin Wittes says the uproar began in 1991 when Bill Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act, and liberals became upset claiming it was a contradiction to our free country (46-48).
If the US Government allows government building to post the Ten Commandment it loses its neutrality on religion because it will have to choose a version of the Ten Commandments that it will display, violating right of Americans. The promotion of a state-endorsed religion goes against everything in which what this country was founded on.
Only with an examination of the beliefs, fears, and the facts as they stand presently, can one conclude with the correct answer. To start this examination, a clarification of terms is in order. The opponents of any law making English the official language refer to the supporters of English as the official language as The English Only Movement. The No English as Official Language (NEOL) side of the debate believes the Office English Movement (OEM) side wants to exclude all other languages from the United State. The NOEL refers to the OEM as the English Only movement.
With the positive effects on this country also come the harmful effects. If America wants to continue to live harmoniously with the multitude of different cultures, the first step would be to make English the official language of the United States of America. Today, 1.9 billion people speak the English language; more than one-third of humanity (U.S. Bureau of the Census). English is also the national language of many countries- countries with a multiple of different cultures- including India and several populous countries in Africa. People in those countries use English to conduct common and o... ... middle of paper ... ...for our flag.
And what makes now such an important time to create one. I agree with Congressman Toby Roth, who stated, "In America today, we see our country breaking up into ethnic, racial, and linguistic groups as never before. We could become an America that ceases to be one nation, one people-to paraphrase the Pledge of Allegiance. English is the common bond that holds our people and our society together as a nation. We must preserve English by making it our official language."
The observation is far from true. India is a large country -almost a continent- peopled with several races and communities, having their own native tongues. Nevertheless, even in the past, it had some common language, binding together different sections of its people. In the hoary past, Sanskrit played this crucial role and subsequently Prakrit took its place to a certain extent. India had its own share of languages.
The debate of instituting English as the official language in the United States is a debate that has been going on for centuries. Many people believe that English should be the official language because we are American, and Americans speak English. However, many of those people fail to realize that we all come from different heritages and corners of the world. Language should be an art of expression, one where people of all heritages and backgrounds can speak in the language that they have learned. Implementing English as the official language in the United States would be to essentially ignore and disrespect all of the heritages, nationalities, and religions that make the United States a unique place to live.