English: The Official Language of the United States Essay

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The United States is made up of many different ethic groups. These groups vary from Latinos, Asian American, African American, Pacific Islanders, Native Americans, and etc. These ethnic groups come into America speaking many different languages. However, many people are still surprised to learn that the United States has no official language. Many assume that English is the official language of the United States. But despite efforts over the years, the United States has no official language. Because the United States has no official language, it is suffering with large costs. These large costs will lead us on a road to wasteful government expenses, language battles that fuel ethnic resentment, and in the long run serious ethnic and …show more content…
Nothing against Latinos or any race for that matter, but could this start to become a trend in America? Will this idea grow into the government?
However, there are those that disagree with the issue that the English language is in fact starting to diminish in the United States. According to the article “Should English Be the Law?”, Robert D. King suggests that the American people should just relax and luxuriate in our linguistic richness and our tolerance of the different languages. Robert D. King also states that language poses no threat to the American unity. However, despite his opinion and the opinion of others we need to make English the official language.
The efforts to making English the official language in the United States have been so far unsuccessful. In order to stop America from heading down the road to wasteful government expenses, language battles that fuel ethnic resentments, and in the long run ethnic and linguistic separatist movements, America needs to make a change. This change would be declaring English as the official language of the United States. However, this official language policy would only apply to government. Official English laws would not be directed at the language people themselves choose to speak but, rather, in what language the government speaks to the American people. It