The world today is a very interesting place. No matter where you go you will run into some other culture, custom or language. Language is a very important part of any culture, without language it is near impossible to communicate and share ideas. The vast array of languages that we have today is great; it makes us a very well rounded nation that attempts to account for the needs of the majority of its residents. It is also ludicrous to think that we can get an entire nation to stop speaking their native language and to adopt and learn a completely different one.
The idea of language as a culture is one that stems back from the beginning of time. Ancient man's culture comes directly from their language. The use of one's native language is a way to stay in touch with one's origin and to continue to practice rituals that have been performed by their ancestors for many years. If we were to take away the right to speak in a people's native language we would take away their first amendment right of freedom of speech and religion, this goes against all that our forefathers fought for nearly 300 years ago, and what makes this country so great. To strip people of their right to speak their native tongue is to strip them of their native religion, customs, culture, and the history of their people.
I believe that a country that has a vast number of cultures and languages is a country that appreciates diversity and respects the needs of its people. The more people are exposed to different cultures the more they will grow to accept and respect them. By allowing people to speak their native languages we are giving people of other cultures the chance to experience and learn from people they may have had no other contact with. The diversity of languages will also help to create a more well rounded society consisting of intellectual scholars who posses the knowledge to communicate with a wide variety of people.