English Only?

Script For Live Performance:


The first half will be for the people who do want America to be English only and then the second half will be about the people who don't want it to be English only.


Intro Quote:

Markia will stand at a podium or something that stands up. And read this quote as if it was her saying it.


"We have room for but one flag, the American flag, and this excludes the red flag, which symbolizes all wars against liberty and civilization, just as much as it excludes any foreign flag of a nation to which we are hostile...We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language...and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."

-Theodore Roosevelt


1st Video: Pro English-Only Movement Video


Doug and Anna will recite a poem



No hablo ingles

I do not speak English
Is what she told them.

They stared at her with foreign eyes

As if she was a (unknown) species.

With foreign weapons they took hold of her

Then pushed her aside

All because she couldn't understand their language.

With confusion in her mind

And scorn in her heart 

Because she didn't understand their ways. 

Land of the free

Home of the brave.. 

At least that's what she thought..

Reeled in by Lady Liberty's fishing hook

Brought in under the façade (fassssaadd) that everyone may have

The American Dream.

But instead of moving forward into the American Dream

She was pressed into the American Nightmare..

No hablo ingles

Entonces no sé que lo dices.

I do not speak English
So I know not what you say

No hablo ingles

Entonces no puedo quedarse aquí

I do not speak English
Therefore I can not stay here

she can't be in these schools..

she can't reach the American Dream

If she can't grow in America's Community

her lack of Education binds her down

To become a prisoner in this system.

her people came here off of the values 

America no longer holds dear.

Lady Liberty's love replaced by Uncle Sam's greed.

All of us as humans have our rights 

la vida, la libertad, y la búsqueda de la felicidad

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness

Or was that just another lie.


2nd Video: Anti English-Only Movement


Anna and Markia will recite his last poem to end it all.


Life is what you make it
But to make a life with discrimination
Is like making a building
With sticks
Easily toppled with little stability..
People aren't always understood
Not because of their language
But because of their culture.
The origin of people
Etched in stone on the pages in books of history
Told by word of mouth
But the language in which their stories are told
Is being restricted by those who call this
The land of the free