Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Miami's Message to Nashville: Learn from Us, Defeat English Only Tomorrow

Today's Miami Herald uses its firsthand experience with English Only to warn Nashville away from the rocks its ship splintered on in the 1980s:
we've been there and done that -- and we didn't like it. Dade County, as it was then known, enacted an English-only ordinance in 1980. It quickly became a source of endless legal headaches, heated community debate, political embarrassment and bureaucratic wrangling. Finally, it was repealed in 1993, to near-universal relief.
Let's hope a majority of those expected 50,000 voters who show up tomorrow heed Miami's warning and save us the trouble of paying for Eric Crafton's obsession for the next decade in Nashville.

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