Yesterday I parked at a Starbucks and while walking to the place noticed a car (no, it was not a Prius) with the stupidest bumper sticker ever. Actually it had two: The first was that COEXIST one which is also stupid. Because the problems we have today aren't because of Christians fighting with Muslims fighting with Jews fighting with Buddhists fighting with Shintos fighting with Zoroastrians fighting with athiests. The problem is freaking Muslims and left-wing socialist-Marxist secular-"progressive" athiests.
But I digress. The other bumper sticker was the real stupid one. It said, "It won't kill you to learn Spanish."
How about, "It won't kill you to either (1) learn the language of the country you have chosen to immigrate to or (2) go the %$*# back home.
Oh, was that too harsh? Too insensitive and mean-spirited? Tough! Come on!
Actually, it's not insensitive and mean-spirited at all. It's well known that people who come over to this country and don't learn the language are much more likely to be less financially sound, less educated, and less involved in American society at large. Learning the language of your new country opens up doors otherwise closed to you.
Then again, such people end up more dependent on government and expect handouts, and therefore wind up a reliable Democrat voting bloc.
And you wonder why Democrats (and many Republicans!) don't like declaring English the official language of the U.S. It has nothing to do with decency or sensitivity and everything to do with politics.