fck knows.. this is Florida:::::
pastor bs artist corporate hack rubio's been through a few religions.. and a few pocketbooks.. for cuba...
folks know what's up. lower they signature.. try costco... (did ya catch tom cruise on democracy now at wlmrt shareholders thing.. whoa! ~ niggahs no american anymore at that point.
PS Salt w/ Jolie.. whoa! uncut extend v. dvd..
Mind you, this is coming from a transient resident of Japan, not an illegal resident living in the US for years upon years... but...
Learning a second language is not an easy task. Not everyone, even with years of study and especially when it is learned at the adult level, can gain fluency necessary to navigate governmental documents. For example, I myself can only fill out a doctor's patient file to a point, before I need help either from a friend who knows Japanese better than I do, or from the staff who can figure things out with me. I can write my address in kanji, which seems to be the most amazing feat to the average Japanese citizen (but it's not, really). However, I can't even read a newspaper here.
Many, many signs are in kanji, kana (phonetic characters), and Romaji or English. Why English? Because it's currently the global language of choice. This was not always the case, however, and it's always possible the world will shift again in the future to another language.
Is it important to be English literate in the United States? Yes! A wealth of knowledge and socialization opens up to you when you are able to communicate with the majority of people in the country. Should we encourage native speakers of Spanish living in the USA to learn English with as much fluency as possible, as early as possible? Certainly! There are more opportunities to those who are able to speak the primary language. Being bilingual will make speakers more marketable in a tough job market.
As a transient resident, I understand that when I meet with other English-speaking foreigners here in Japan, we default to English 99 times out of 100. It is much easier to get your ideas across in your native tongue. This is the same reason why the Japanese teachers of English at my school will conduct the English departmental meeting in Japanese, even though they all speak English fluently and it'd be a great opportunity for them to hone their skills. Sometimes, it's just easier.
So, I'd say, don't assume the average Latino in Florida, Texas, or other state in the US doesn't know English. There's a good chance that they know enough to get around. They have a support system with other Latinos, even more than I do having other English speakers here where I live. They might not need to speak English very often, if where they work doesn't require them to. If you aren't used to speaking a language, even if you write it very well as my students do, you can be shy to use it unless you absolutely need to.
I don't know the exact situation. Most of what I've put here is an estimation, coming from my own experience as a non-native speaker of the primary language of the country in which I reside. Fluency is not an on-off switch at all. It's very spotty at times and depends as much on spoken practice as it does lexicon and grammar knowledge.
I have yet to read the link you've shared. I just thought I'd throw my 2 yen in. :)
Cool debate! Your points are clear. Seems one thing
that the freethinkers worldwide and the networking of; no matter the class of freethinker;
this one term perhaps is brought to the table much quicker and obvious than say a hundred years ago:
introspect |ˌintrəˈspekt|verb [ intrans. ]examine one's own thoughts or feelings : what they don'tdo is introspect much about the reasons for their plight. i.e ignorance. lack of edu.. etc..
crappy life pattern? on and on...
~ accountability and taxes/ethics; that's where the politics prop up all the culture garbage that is put up on a pedestal as the end all be all in your one carbon-based life. Now the props have done fell on flat ground again. All end up eye to eye. Some just don't care and cause trouble for many. And they never admit to failures... just create and profit from new ones.. that's fubar. peace!
"..my sons where brain washed" hello:::::: ended up in SYRIA!!!~