As featured on p. 218 of "Bloggers on the Bus," under the name "a MyDD blogger."

Friday, January 23, 2009

The time has come to put away childish things...

Nashville, Tennessee voted down a bid to make English the city's official language. Now local government must continue to use alternative languages in official documents. These "English first" laws are cruel and unnecessary and have little effect on forcing immigrants to learn English - they usually do anyway, at least in the next generation. Glad to see a city in solidly Republican Tennessee rejecting it. Immigrant-bashing not only threatens to make the GOP a permanent minority nationally, it's not even successful in their strongholds.

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