Liberty Nation: Judging by states like New Mexico and California – the two with the largest Spanish-speaking populations in the Union – it is almost a foregone conclusion that the English language is suffering a slow death.
Spanish is all around us. It has somehow become a ‘natural’ part of our lives. Depending on where you live, you can’t go outside for more than a few minutes without hearing someone speaking the language. Elementary schools have classes with more Spanish-speaking children than those who speak English. Employment is getting more difficult because many employers require their employees to be bilingual to be able to serve their Spanish customers. And the laws of the land only encourage the language takeover rather than protecting our national language.
In May, the grocery chain store Albertsons in San Diego, CA had a lawsuit filed against them that claimed they were harassing Hispanic employees for speaking Spanish. According to KDVR, the employees were told they couldn’t speak Spanish around non-Spanish speaking employees. The store, of course, denies the claim, but this is a good example of just how fed up people are getting with the growing use of a ‘foreign’ language. more here