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Should English Be America’s National Language?

by Bradley Matthews

Pres. Trump has announced a new immigration bill meant to favor people with skills, including knowledge of English. Should English become America’s national language? Vote in our CBC reader poll!

For more on illegal immigration, check out Ann Coulter’s Adios, America! HERE.










Should English be America's national language?

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  1. Lynn Johnson

    If they can’t respect our country they don’t deserve a stadium !

    October 11, 2017,10:09 pm

  2. Brenda Hatfield

    That’s not me, Patricia, that the republican party and drumpf. And if you say otherwise and do not acknowledge drumpf’s hatred toward blacks, muslims, mexicans and women, then you as hypocritical as he is

    August 10, 2017,11:26 pm

  3. Patricia

    WOW ur ugly runs deep into ur soul!

    August 10, 2017,9:44 pm

  4. Brenda Hatfield

    You’re the one living in the republican BUBBLE, Mary Meyer. President Obama is NOT a racist, but drumpf is. I think just fine and my language has nothing to do with my status as a person, Mary Meyer, so FUCK OFF

    August 10, 2017,4:07 pm

  5. Mary Meyer

    Brenda Hatfield if you think Obama was a great President and not a racist you need your head examined. There is something seriously wrong with your ability to think rationally. By the way, the language you use in some of your posts just shows what a lowlife you are.

    August 10, 2017,2:15 pm

  6. Brenda Hatfield

    And Donna Gebing, you are talking about the Republican Party, NOT the Democrats. And Chicago is just fine. And history will show that the RACISTS are doomed.

    August 7, 2017,3:11 pm

  7. Brenda Hatfield

    If Warren Miller had a brain, he’d STILL be considered a racist loser

    August 7, 2017,3:10 pm

  8. Warren Miller

    If Brenda Hatfield had a brain, she’d be arrested for smuggling crap.

    August 7, 2017,2:34 am

  9. Game50

    Should you go to their country you have to speech their Language .. they should do the same here….speech English of learn it …simple enough….

    August 5, 2017,3:28 pm

  10. Donna Gebing

    If a person can not speak English they can never get a good paying job. If they want to be just cleaning houses or do hard labor, they are hurting only themselves & their family. If they don’t want to learn English they need go back where they came from. By keeping people from learning English the dumbocraps can control the people. They start talking about racist to stop people from talking to them. They can’t win any debate with intelligent ideas because they can even talk intelligently. Have you heard China business industry has been saved by conservative business input. Democrats destroyed Chicago & Detroit with their stupid left progressive crap. Dem’s want to remove God from America also. Without our religion & Churches we will not have enough police to calm people from destroying what is left. Christian morals have kept people from destroying America all these 240 plus years. America
    is the only country that has been able to keep our Christian Government because of our Christian love of God our Creator. They want to make people weak so they can control their money and the people.

    August 5, 2017,12:04 am

  11. Brenda Hatfield

    Oh well, Joseph, so now you’re stuck with me. If you don’t like it, you can leave. I’m tired of you trumpturds acting like you own this country. YOU DON’T

    August 4, 2017,11:34 pm

  12. Brenda Hatfield

    So what Jacob, that doesn’t mean anything either. Dumb people is what you are. You can’t even spell correctly.

    August 4, 2017,11:33 pm

  13. Brenda Hatfield

    Your president, Wayne Allen, is a FUCKING MORON that can’t do squat. All he does is tweet and golf. So when is he going to provide us the leadership you claim. PRESIDENT OBAMA WAS THE BEST PRESIDENT AND ALL OF YOU ARE RACISTS IF YOU THINK OTHERWISE, just saying

    August 4, 2017,11:32 pm

  14. Wayne Allen

    It used to be that when people or families came to America they needed to swear allegiance to America and went to through a training period and became citizens and learned to speak English, so what happened, when did this all change probably under Liberal democrats leadership. Under them and especially under Obama and Hillary Clinton President Trump needs to get America back on track and start following our laws and constitution.

    August 4, 2017,11:17 pm

  15. Mark

    Of course! That question does not deserve an answer!

    August 4, 2017,9:42 pm

  16. Jacob

    No Brenda “the troll”Hatefeild Spanish is not spoken more, English is spoken in just about every country. They teach it in China and Russia even in the Middle East it’s taught, especially if your in world business trader.

    August 4, 2017,7:56 pm

  17. Joseph

    I believe if the McCoys had been better shots, we wouldn’t have to deal with a highly misinformed Liberal on a Conservative web site.

    August 4, 2017,4:14 pm

  18. Brenda Hatfield

    Ruth Hammons, OF COURSE, another racist. Enough said. And I believe that Spanish is probably spoken more around the world than any other language, Ruth.

    August 3, 2017,11:19 pm

  19. Carolyn

    Hey Brenda, learn some new words. You’ve worn out that F one.

    August 3, 2017,10:13 pm

  20. Carolyn

    It’s absolutely stupid to even have to consider this question. This is America! If you want to speak any other language, GO BACK where you came from.

    August 3, 2017,10:12 pm

  21. Brenda Hatfield

    And no Diane Kelly, I am not a man or a person or color. I am probably around your age and as white as you are, BUT WHAT I AM NOT IS A RACIST!!!!!!!

    August 3, 2017,9:45 pm

  22. Brenda Hatfield

    Diane Kelly, yes I am a liberal troll, AND PROUD OF IT. And why is it that every last one of you have to make a comment on my picture? I mean, seriously, what the fuck??????? Get a life, Diane Kelly, because you need it!

    August 3, 2017,9:42 pm

  23. Brenda Hatfield

    Philip Iorio, your name? Just another stupid republican is all I have to say to you

    August 3, 2017,8:55 pm

  24. Brenda Hatfield

    Trump can FUCK himself and his fucking green cards for only people who speak English. Then I think we should be sending Melania back to wherever she came from, cuz she does not speak English unless she is plagiarizing Michelle’s speeches.

    August 3, 2017,8:52 pm

  25. Frances Carlson

    Since English is and always has been our official language, I find the question amusing. I googled it and found out that at one time German was being considered for our National language. Kinda funny when you consider the French would be speaking German except for American intervention in WWII. Of course English should be our National language.

    I read an article this morning about Trump not handing out green cards to those who don’t speak English. Makes perfectly good sense to me, but it could nave been fake news. Can’t trust anyone these days.

    August 3, 2017,8:22 pm

  26. Philip Iorio

    First off, this question is offensive! English has and will be the only language! The liberal democrats of this country are destroying her from within, which has been predicted decades ago! We must unite as one and cast out all of these anti-Americans, willing or not! They are an evil bunch of worthless humans and we must send them all back to hell!

    August 3, 2017,5:50 pm

  27. BG

    Fluent English should be required BEFORE any immigrant can even apply to come to America. By learning our language they are demonstrating they mean to assimilate. We are not interested in invaders colonizing America.

    August 3, 2017,5:17 pm

  28. Francis P. Garrity

    This should have happined years ago.

    August 3, 2017,4:53 pm

  29. Randy Johnson

    I will bet most democrats don’t care

    August 3, 2017,4:30 pm

  30. Naomi Lackey

    Absurdity– of course, stupid question. Sorry…

    August 3, 2017,3:52 pm

  31. Diane Kelly

    Several countries have a official language. Shame on us for waiting so long to even consider it!!!!! But the real topic should be the impending law to change legal immigration. The plan to cut legal immigration in half is common sense. And has been proposed since Regan was in office. This should have been done months ago. And lastly, Brenda Hatfield is a trolling liberal. That’s why her comments are so stupid and sensitive. I’m not even sure Brenda is a woman. The picture she uses is of a 1970’s model. This could be a man posing as a woman using an alias. Or an angry person of ethnicity using an alias.

    August 3, 2017,1:11 pm

  32. Jim Hays


    August 3, 2017,7:44 am

  33. ankeet

    I Think Sanskrit should be the international language…

    August 3, 2017,3:23 am

  34. Ruth Hammons

    For heaven sake what other language should it be then….OF COURSE IT SHOULD BE ENGLISH!!! AND EVERYONE AND I DO MEAN EVERYONE, MUST SPEAK IT. IT IS NOT ONLY AMERICA’S LANGUAGE, BUT THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE OF THE FREE WORLD AND HAS BEEN FOR ALONG TIME! To suggest or think anything else is ignorant, being as that is precisely what we speak and most of the world too! English is and always has been and always will be America’s language—-there is no reason to speak any other unless one goes to live somewhere else and even then, the upper crust all speak English! Ignorance and not assimilating is what keeps people speaking other than what is the language of the land….it is rude and ignorant not to!

    August 3, 2017,1:56 am

  35. Ed Rose,

    English is our official language. Passed by Congress over 200 years ago. German came close to winning. Imagine how that would have changed History.

    August 3, 2017,1:19 am

  36. Shelba Herring

    English has been the nations language since our nation was formed, immigrants was required to learn English in order to become a citizen, if people living here don’t want to conform they have no business being here

    August 3, 2017,12:20 am

  37. Damon Swart

    If you don’t know the answer to that question, then you need to live in another country!!!

    August 2, 2017,11:27 pm

  38. Brenda Hatfield

    There are some serious racist pigs out there is all I have to say. Most people DO speak English and if it’s a little broken, SO WHAT?

    August 2, 2017,11:00 pm

  39. Bill

    Hey CBC, how about picking a topic where the vote might actually be interesting? Something where it might be difficult to predict the vote?
    This one was obvious.

    It did remind me of a joke:
    What do you call someone who speaks two languages? (Bilingual)
    What do you call someone who speaks three languages? (Trilingual)
    What do you call someone who speaks more than three languages? (Multilingual)
    What do you call someone who only speaks one language? (American)

    August 2, 2017,10:12 pm

  40. Forrest

    yes by all means a lot less expensive and time consuming if you speak english

    August 2, 2017,9:23 pm

  41. Patricia

    I thought it was always English. If you are going to live in America, you follow our laws ,speak English and pay taxes. If here illegally, no welfare, food stamps and keep the money you earn… here.

    August 2, 2017,8:56 pm

  42. Kenneth Meade

    It isn’t already?

    August 2, 2017,8:46 pm

  43. Stan Stanfield

    So, Brenda, all the people on this Comments thread who are for English being the official language of this, er, English-speaking country are “RACISTS”? Gee, if I were you, I wouldn’t want to associate with THEM. Maybe you should move to another country?? Preferably one where they speak so many languages that there is no sense of common identity as a nation??? But then, perhaps that is the point……

    August 2, 2017,8:23 pm

  44. Linda

    I used to handle auto accident claims it’s very difficult to try to figure out what happened when 1 of the parties doesn’t speak English. I also worked in a Dr office and guess what they had to provide an interpreter. So very wrong

    August 2, 2017,7:41 pm

  45. Linda

    If ur going to live in America you should speak English when dealing with the public. I don’t care what you speak at private.

    August 2, 2017,7:35 pm

  46. Ken Wade

    Language, Borders & Culture are what definitely a Country!

    August 2, 2017,7:35 pm

  47. Carol

    Yes, absolutely only English….no more BS of phones to pick a language……cut the crap, this is America, if you do not like it, too bad…….we the legal Americans get to choose not some criminal illegal.

    August 2, 2017,7:17 pm

  48. Jim Horn

    Typically, countries that recognize more than one language have serious problems.

    I lived in Belgium and there was an ongoing brouhaha regarding whether Flemish (a derivative of Dutch) or French should be the official language in universities, the courts, the legislature, etc.

    India has dozens of languages and dialects and has determined that the official language of the country is English, and it is used in the media, the courts, the legislature, higher education, etc., and this makes the country more cohesive.

    China has a dozen languages. The Chinese have determined that one language, Mandarin Chinese is the official language to assure that the nation is cohesive.
    I once encountered some Chinese (older men) holding a discussion in English. When I asked why, they explained that none of them spoke a common form of Chinese.

    One language is the only way to go. Canada even has problems between the French and English speaking areas.

    August 2, 2017,6:58 pm

  49. Cj Bennett

    HS graduates have requirements to meet so does going to College & jobs have requirements ! Getting a D/L has things you must learn (& requirements). Becoming a citizen of the US should have requirements and to speak our language should be one of them !

    August 2, 2017,6:51 pm

  50. Elizabeth


    August 2, 2017,6:34 pm

  51. Robert Nettles

    If you move to the US why not speak our language it would make it easier to do business with people and companies.

    August 2, 2017,6:25 pm

  52. Brenda Hatfield

    No, English should NOT be considered America’s “official” language. We are a diverse nation and the only people that feel that way are RACISTS.

    August 2, 2017,6:24 pm

  53. Kimberly Westfall

    I’ve been saying this my entire life!

    August 2, 2017,6:21 pm

  54. Sharon

    One of the things that sticks in my craw is trying to communicate with a company I do business with here and having the computer tell me I have to push 1 for English. WHY!?? This is the Unites States of America and we speak English!! Why should I have to push ANYTHING for my native language? You can not get a driver’s license without understanding or being able to read English. You can not become a citizen without speaking and reading English. If stating in writing that English is the national language is what we have to do then let’s do it!

    August 2, 2017,6:15 pm

  55. Anita Phillips

    When my grandparents came here at the turn of the century they couldn’t wait to learn English and become “Americans”. They were so proud when they became citizens, got jobs and knew the language. This country has always spoken English…from the days of the colonies right through to today. It unites us. If you want to speak another language, fine, speak it at home, but learn English so that you can WORK – I know, that’s a 4 letter word to some of you, but then I digress. Learned English or go back to where you came from!

    August 2, 2017,5:36 pm

  56. Melanie Diehl

    Unfathomable that 1% votes no! I would suggest the 1% emigrate to another country. Or if you are an immigrant, just go back to the country that you came from.

    August 2, 2017,5:26 pm

  57. mark

    BUILD the WALL NOW and start charging a hefty admission price !!….if U think it won’t work try getting a ticket to a Packers Game !

    August 2, 2017,5:24 pm

  58. Ernest Toseland

    I say yes. All official government business should be done in english only and it should be the responsibility of the non specker to provide translation not the taxpayer.

    August 2, 2017,4:57 pm

  59. Martha Pearson

    Since the 14th Amendment states immigrants must have a command of English to be eligible to immigrate here and since we do no accommodate any other of the over 400 languages of immigrants we should not use any language besides English, when in public, running a business. Also all official state and federal documents should only be printed in English. Voters who need any voting documents in their native tongue aren’t ready to vote and should not gain citizenship.

    August 2, 2017,4:53 pm

  60. Mr. Bruce E. Ruttan

    It is perverse that America hasn’t declared English long ago.

    August 2, 2017,4:50 pm

  61. Irvan Johnson

    It doesn’t seem possible 1% would vote against ENGLISH as the ruling language.

    August 2, 2017,4:30 pm

  62. Jackalyn Morrison

    ABSOLUTELY should always speak our language not theirs it is so rude for anybody that is here not to use our language

    August 2, 2017,4:24 pm

  63. Sheri Bogue

    Our founding father’s had already determined that English is our national language, whey are we questioning that now?

    August 2, 2017,4:22 pm

  64. Jerry chancy

    Everyone residing in thev USA should be required to speak only English in public.

    August 2, 2017,4:19 pm

  65. Joseph Merkler

    That’s who we won our independence from. Why not, let it be a reminder to some and a warning to others. Hmmm?

    August 2, 2017,4:17 pm

  66. Dee Kruse

    When my grandparents came here from Sweden my grandmother told her children, we are in America now we speak English..

    August 2, 2017,4:17 pm

  67. Kevin Burns

    In 1967 the Fed enacted a mandate that all fed publications will be in Spanish as well as in English… This my Father (Class of 44) pointed out to me when I was a junior in high school taking Spanish as my elective second language. He said two years earlier that someday you will need this…. How did he know???

    August 2, 2017,4:15 pm

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