I live in southern California, where Spanish has been in use for many years. Here is a list of all the places you can see spanish writing: store fronts, billboards, posters, public schools, spanish magazines and newspapers (printed in the U.S.), spanish TV channels adverisements Here is a list of where spanish is spoken: public schools (k-12), restaruants, hotels, anywhere mexicans work, mexican radio stations (based in the U.S.A.), mexican TV channels (based in the U.S.A.), and entire cities throughout the southwest United States such as East Los Angeles CA, Santa Ana CA, and many smaller towns in central CA and rural southwest U.S.A. This REALLY erks me....To say the least. How can a nation stand united when there are immigrants refusing to use our language? And the state of CA is encouraging this by allowing public schools to be taught bi-lingualy (not a spanish class like most of us had, I'm talking about full instruction given in spanish on all subjects, for the mexican kids), not to mention printing voting ballots in 9 LANGUAGES!! Let's say you were an english speaking American family living in one of these Spanish language cities like Santa Ana, and you wanted to raise a family....Your kids would have to learn half of everything in school in spanish. And their peers would only speak spanish on the yard, in conversation, etc. I mean this is getting out of control here. We need some serious legislation to address this issue or we're going to turn out like Canada; one nation divided in two by seperate languages!!!!!