The United States has prevailed as a melting pot (of diverse races, religions, cultures, etc) for more than 2 centuries. Declaration of an official language would be as infringing as declaring an official religion. So far, the nation has fared well with English as the de facto language, thus an official language is a waste of legislation.
Language is immersed by nature at a budding age, but immensely complex to acquire once the brain reaches a midlife threshold. This creates a burden for older immigrants; this would essentially amount to the concept of yelling at a deaf person to listen. Making English the official language could obstruct foreign language learning; embracing diversity and foreign languages will aid us in international trade & diplomacy.
Edited by GTASAddict, 15 May 2013 - 08:59 PM.