What do you think of the Alabama Governor Candidate saying :'This is Alabama; we speak English,'?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ynews/20100428/ts_ynews/ynews_ts1831?bcmt=5698707#mwpphu-comment-5698707 Whether or not this guy was saying this to insult anyone, I personally, as a U.S. born Hispanic and legal immigrant parents (not trying to play any race cards, but just so that you guys know where I'm coming... show more http://news.yahoo.com/s/ynews/20100428/t...

Whether or not this guy was saying this to insult anyone, I personally, as a U.S. born Hispanic and legal immigrant parents (not trying to play any race cards, but just so that you guys know where I'm coming from), believes this makes sense. Some Hispanics may see this as offensive to even racist, but here's why I think it's not. When someone moves to a country with the majority of that country speaking a different language than they do, you would expect them to learn that language. Now, I'm not saying that somewhere in the Constitution or any laws in the fifty states should state that English should be the official language. I'm pretty much only implying that it'd be easier on the system and our society for everyone to have this common language that everyone in that country or region could understand. By the way, I'm also not saying that people should expect to love American style food or convert to a different religion. I'm only saying that having a common language could help us communicate with each other; people can still keep their native cultures. Couldn't it also, somewhat, bring us closer together and have more expression in people's cultures since more people could now understand them?
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