The Need for an Official Language
Language is the most important media in human communication. It makes
it much easier to exchange ideas. Imagine if everyone in this society spoke
his own language. What would our society looks like? Probably not as
prosperious as what we are now because business is very difficult to do due
to the fact that all documents have to be printed in different languages.
Our whole society would be split up because there is no communication
between each other. The fact that California has immigrants from different
countries, makes different languages to be used in our society. This causes
us lots of trouble.
Printing the materials in two or three different languages costs our
government lots of money, in addition, it makes the operation of the
government inefficient. Everyone have to suffer from it because all this
money come from the tax.
Using different languages also breaks the unity of our society. People
are separated by what kind of language they speak; for example, people who
speak only Chinese will live in China Town. Those people also tend to hang
around with the same kind of people, those who speak Chinese. There is no
communiaction between them and the outside. Later on, different kinds of
small groups will be formed. Different gruops will have conflict since they
don't share the same culture, habit and language. The harmony of the whole
society is going to break. Development and growth of our society will slow
down, and everyone have to suffer from it. To avoid this, communication is
needed to eliminate the conflict and misunderstanding. This means we need
to have a proper language that everyone can learn and use. English is the
best choice since most people know it. So it is necessary to make English
as the official language.
If English were the...