Synthesis Summaries 4-4

Synthesis Summaries 4-4 - Steven Ozemba Ann AL-Chokhachi...

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Steven Ozemba Ann AL-Chokhachi Synthesis Summaries April 4, 2008 “Should English Be the Law?” by Robert D. King Robert D. King, a graduate of Georgia’s Institute of Technology, believes in making English the official language in America, and making immigrants learn English as a requirement to become citizens of this country . Some agree with this idea and some do not; others say this is America and it is founded on diversity and freedom , which includes legal immigrants the freedom to choose whether or not to learn our language, along with many other choices you have as an American citizen . If they choose not to learn English, when most Americans speak English, then they are putting barriers on their lives . King used an example when the Germans first came to America, they did not speak English but the next generation learned the language . It had never been an issue before and it is not an issue now . King argues that as Americans we should have the freedom to choose . English should not be made a law (180-189) . “Bilingualism in America: English Should Be the Official Language” by S. I. Hayakawa Hayakawa, a former U .S. Senator for California, displays to his spectators his view of English as the official language of our homeland
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