What is the correct language policy? Should the federal government of the United States of America make English the official language? Should Republic of India have eleven official languages and more in many states? Should the Republic of Ireland make Gaeilge (Irish) the only official language to push out English in the Republic or Ireland? Should the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland make English the only official language, or adopt Welsh, Scots, (Scottish) Gaelic, and English?
Answers: No, the federal government of the U.S.A. should not make English the official languages. The Republic of India should not have ANY official languages, nor should any of the states of the Republic of India. The Republic of Ireland should not have any official language. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland should have no official languages.
The crux of the matter is that no government should have a language policy. The right language policy is no language policy. As the linguist Danny Hieber put it, “To wipe out a language, one has to enter the home and prevent the parents from speaking their native language to their children.” The people that can do that, not corporations, not businesses, not entrepreneurs, not individuals, not organizations, not churches, only the government can force it itself into homes and prevent languages from being used.
Thus, THE RIGHT LANGUAGE POLICY IS NO LANGUAGE POLICY!