Freedom Should Include Right to Speak Language of Choice
So, should it be allowed that the Pledge of Allegiance be recited in Arabic? More broadly, should people coming to America be required to learn English? My thought is that this is America, land of the free, and that a person should be free to speak in whatever language. Do we require all to dress alike? Nor should we require everyone to talk the same language. Freedom is not forcing everyone to conform, but, rather, it allows differences. Being allowed to speak other languages should be viewed as a freedom, and rather than seeking to require people from other countries to speak our language, we should be saying, Welcome to America, where you are free to speak whatever language you desire.