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    Spanish Debate what a slap in the face.

    Well last night the Demrats had a presidential debate.It was in spanish! Ist that great reaching out to the wet back! I was under the impression to be a registered voter you had to be a citizen? To become a citizen you had to be able to speak english. The only spanish people need to know is to tell Pedro,"Learno to spek Englisho Pedro.
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    boy i really cannot wait until "conservatives" like yourself become totally irrelevant. keep the white/anglo pride flag flying, gringo. the rest of us will quietly move on without you.
    One beautiful thing about having a government of the corporations, by the corporations, and for the corporations is that every disaster is measured in terms of economic loss. It's sort of like getting your arm sheared off in a car accident and thinking, "Damn, now it'll take longer to fold the laundry" as blood spurts from your arteries. - The Rude Pundit

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    We need an english only language amendment

    We need an english only language amendment

    you can come to this country but you must assimilte and learn our language. If thats to much to ask...go back to mexico or latin america or whatever or where-ever your from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy
    We need an english only language amendment

    you can come to this country but you must assimilte and learn our language. If thats to much to ask...go back to mexico or latin america or whatever or where-ever your from.
    In order to become a citizen you do have to know english. Otherwise you're on a renewable (and revokable) visa, or just an illegal alien.
    But your being a dick
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    ...and legal citizens who are still working on or struggling to pick up the language should be disenfranchised....why?
    But your being a dick
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    Quote Originally Posted by run4it
    ...and legal citizens who are still working on or struggling to pick up the language should be disenfranchised....why?

    If the candidates didn't speak Spanish (except for 2), and they ended up with translators anyway, what was the difference between that debate and the ones on Fox, MSNBC, or CNN with the Spanish subtitles?

    It just seems like such obvious pandering (so do the ones held at religious institutions and the like).

    Can you imagine Hillary Clinton speaking spanish in that monotone voice? Egads!

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    Quote Originally Posted by run4it
    ...and legal citizens who are still working on or struggling to pick up the language should be disenfranchised....why?
    Don't you need to know english to become a legal citizen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WNYresident
    Don't you need to know english to become a legal citizen?

    Yes, but it's not as if they are reading/speaking/interpreting at a High School level though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FisherRd
    Yes, but it's not as if they are reading/speaking/interpreting at a High School level though.
    pfft... a lot people born in this country, across all class lines, can't do that.
    One beautiful thing about having a government of the corporations, by the corporations, and for the corporations is that every disaster is measured in terms of economic loss. It's sort of like getting your arm sheared off in a car accident and thinking, "Damn, now it'll take longer to fold the laundry" as blood spurts from your arteries. - The Rude Pundit

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    Quote Originally Posted by raoul duke
    pfft... a lot people born in this country, across all class lines, can't do that.

    True, this is because they are the product of our wonderful public schools brought to you by a teachers union near you........

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    Quote Originally Posted by leftWNYbecauseofBS
    True, this is because they are the product of our wonderful public schools brought to you by a teachers union near you........
    don't forget the tax payers that believe, somehow, being educated on the cheap is possible and practical.
    One beautiful thing about having a government of the corporations, by the corporations, and for the corporations is that every disaster is measured in terms of economic loss. It's sort of like getting your arm sheared off in a car accident and thinking, "Damn, now it'll take longer to fold the laundry" as blood spurts from your arteries. - The Rude Pundit

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    Quote Originally Posted by WNYresident
    Don't you need to know english to become a legal citizen?
    People born in Puerto Rico are US citizens by birth, and can come and go to the US as they want. Most born in Puerto Rico speak Spanish as their first language. Many poorer people from Puerto Rico who come to the US have only limited English skills.

    Many people who were born in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado (and thus are citizens) and continue to live there are of Mexican/Spanish descent and speak Spanish as their first language, especially the older people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raoul duke
    don't forget the tax payers that believe, somehow, being educated on the cheap is possible and practical.

    I doubt you can say the US is cheap when it comes to spending on education.

    Providing a good return for dollar spent is the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leftWNYbecauseofBS
    I doubt you can say the US is cheap when it comes to spending on education.

    Providing a good return for dollar spent is the problem.
    a society does not grow and learn solely in a classroom. before you blame teachers unions for the problems, remember they are there to teach kids, not raise them.
    One beautiful thing about having a government of the corporations, by the corporations, and for the corporations is that every disaster is measured in terms of economic loss. It's sort of like getting your arm sheared off in a car accident and thinking, "Damn, now it'll take longer to fold the laundry" as blood spurts from your arteries. - The Rude Pundit

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    Quote Originally Posted by raoul duke
    a society does not grow and learn solely in a classroom. before you blame teachers unions for the problems, remember they are there to teach kids, not raise them.

    I agree 100% on that topic. I understand that in most cases, a teacher is starting in the negative with kids. So what do we do?

    Today, anyone is allowed to start a family. Even if they are not responsible enough to do so. Anyone can continue to grow a family, even if they can not support the current.

    We hear time and time again that the kids who face the hardest road in school come from the weakest family's. These kids hold up classes and the learning process. This kids compromise the effectiveness of teachers.

    So what do we do? Do you really want to talk about fixing the root of the problem. Because if so, that is going to be a very hard conversation for a liberal.

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