Because language is a Major unifying factor.
And English is THE language of business and science.
It's F-ing RUDE to move to a new country to live and expect them to
accomodate YOUR language instead of learning their language.
Religion is a unifying factor, do you also suggest that we should make
religious requirements? How about what sports we like, that is also a
unifying factor, let's outlaw rowing (too English).
I don't see that anyone is asking that you accommodate anyone. I
suspect that most would prefer that you keep out of their business totally.
The question was about HD who put bilingual signs in their store. The
only apparent reason was to increase their sales and profit. BTW I have
seen it in many other stores.
Your first query didn't specify the US.
Your second iteration didn't specify _when_.
There have been LOTS of times and places where it was "my religion or
The fact that the US hasn't institutionalized religious bigotry since
1776 to _quite_ that level [+], doesn't mean it gets a free ticket to
institutionalized language bigotry instead.
After all, institutionalized _race_ bigotry is something that the US
was quite good at, and in some sense still is. And is most of what's
at the root of this nonsense about language.
[+] Depending on your terms of reference. The US is the most overtly
"religious state" in the developed world.
Chris Lewis, Una confibula non set est
It\'s not just anyone who gets a Starship Cruiser class named after them.
I suspect that in the area that was to become the US, that there were
quite a number of other religions. I would guess that all Christian
religions put together would not equal the number of native Americans who
worshiped in other ways.
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