which is utter crap, but i know that you two know that.
i'm obviously not for english as an official language because i hate languages. i have studied more in languages and linguistics than anyone on this board, but it will get very tough to keep our country as a de facto english-speaking nation if we don't fix it.
our situation is similar to that of germany right now with turkish, and german IS the official language. immigrants still think they don't have to learn the language of the country they move to and it's downright ridiculous. our problem is that we can't even enforce the language until it is official. right now there is no legal standard saying that, for instance, spanish-speakers can't protest and petition for state-funded spanish-speaking schools.