Should English Be the Official Language of the United States

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English Language i Should English be the Official Language of the United States? Ronald M. Meyer English Composition I Professor Adkison May 10, 2009 English Language ii Abstract In life all people eventually find issues that they are passionate for. It may be as simple as how college football championships should be determined or as complex as to determine whether or not abortion should be legal. No matter what your passion is for you should voice your opinion. That is your right in this great nation we live in. As for me, I would like to take this opportunity to present you with the reasons why I am passionately a supporter of making English the official language of the United States. In this paper you will learn about some vital arguments for and against making English the official language. This paper will show you the affect not having an official language has on taxpayers, how it affects logistics within our nation and how the lack of a standardized language in the conduct of business has a significant impact on our nation that can not be ignored any longer. I feel we need an official language placed into law now! My hope is that after reading this you will also support the passage HR 997 into law making English our official language. English Language iii Working Outline Thesis: Although, making English the official language of the United States of America would be a significant and challenging change for future immigrants to this country a failure to do so could have a much greater negative outcome for our country. For instance, the increasing cost of immigrant welfare in the United States of America will be a tremendous burden on taxpayers. Pragmatic and logistical problems will continue to hamper United States growth. An increasing civil unrest will be felt as rivaling languages compete for dominance within the nation and lastly a lack of
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