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Good Morning Recently the United States Congress has been debating whether or not to declare that English is the national language of the United States and that all instruction in public schools is in English There is no question what the language of this country is it is irrefutably English it was the language of our Founding Fathers and the language that the Declaration of Independence was written in as well as the United States Constitution I resolutely believe that the United States Congress should make this declaration There are of course other matters at hand with teaching English to non-English speaking people As we have seen in countries like Belgium and Canada opposing language-speaking sides argue over what the official language should be This has lead to enormous divisiveness in those countries and could lead to their splitting up into separate countries This is particularly true of Canada where the French-speaking population of the province of Quebec is considering seceding from the rest of Canada where most people speak English The government of Canada has spent millions of dollars on bilingual education which nevertheless has caused the polarization of society According to a Canadian commentator Fred Hamilton it costs with about 30 million people 350 million dollars a year to maintain a satisfactory bilingual education system It could cost the United States ten times that amount Do we want our country to be divided as much as Canada is because of language And in the case of Canada we are only talking about the division caused by two languages namely English and French but if in the United States instruction is given in all languages other than English then ten or more languages may have to be taught Do we really want this to happen here Suppose everyone went to different classes everyday For instance the Chinese children go to their classes the Russians to theirs and Spanish to theirs and the English
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