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Response to zipplewrath (Reply #54)

Wed Jan 11, 2012, 12:51 PM

58. Limitations on "always" are not limited to the United States or anywhere else, as a matter of fact.

So if you want to start talking about the indigenous peoples of the US,

you'll have to start talking about Australia and the Aboriginals and the fine way they were treated

by emmigrants from the UK.

If you'd like to go further back, we'll have to start speaking of Angles, Saxons and Jutes,

and of course we can't leave out the celts of Wales, Ireland, and of course, Scotland.

"We've only been 50 states since post WWII"

Yes, before that we were a mere 48.

I think the larger point is that California, unlike Scotland, isn't interested in seceeding.

As for China Town, you might be interested in my personal story here: As a non-asian who

once worked in a Chinese restaurant for a couple, born and raised in "Chinatown", I can tell you that they

both spoke English well, thank you, as did their American-born kids.

As a third generation American whose grandparents spoke no English when they arrived,

but learned shortly after, I think I can attest to the fact that it's a rare American

who goes his or her whole life here without learning English.

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