In English, please
Sep 16, 2009 | 3401 views | 1 1 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor:

I received in the mail a copy of the primary elections from the NYC Campaign Finance Board in English and Spanish and another copy in Korean and Chinese.

What is going on in this city? What a waste of money.

There are hundreds of languages spoken in the world and in NYC, why not cater to them all? New York has always had its foreign language newspapers, radios and TV’s, and its ethnic neighborhoods, and that helps make it the vibrant cosmopolitan city it is.

Official government business should be in one language to unify us.

Did you ever hear Mayor Bloomberg give a speech in English and then repeat it in Spanish? Its more than I can take, no matter how well intentioned it is.

Government shouldn’t cater to one group because the others will demand equality. We live in one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world. Imagine what it would be like if we didn’t have one language to communicate with?

If the politicians want to help the people instead of printing everything in different languages, they should spend the money on English lessons, which is the common language of the U.S.A.

Sincerely,

Richard Poljar

Maspeth

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Dr Frank A Siguenza
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October 27, 2009
I agree one hundred percent, however untill the goverment officialy states we have an official language if behoves us to make sure that all the citizens of this country gets the oppoetunities to vote or apply to any program available to us immigrates. English is already the official language in air flight. All pilots and airports communicate in English. All south american countries teach englishas a second language. What is taking so long for our goverment to also decleare english as an oficial language. Imagine the savings in in not printing millions of documents in different languages. Imagine all citizens reading and writting in english. Imagime all the people........