Sunday, June 15, 2008

SPOGG Loves the Nashville Post

There's a Nashville Metro Council member who wants an English-only clause to be added to the city's charter. The notion behind it is that no one has a "right" to read government documents in any language other than English.

We love English. Truly, we do. But we do not love people who insist English be the only language spoken in the United States. As much as we love English and hope everyone learns to write and speak it well, we also love our immigrant population, many of whom are on their way to citizenship. Why make government services inaccessible? That seems rather mean, y'all.

This is why we took special delight in the Nashville Post's response to the drama. Editors there took a red pen to the letter sent to voters, which is nothing less than the English-only crowd deserves.

The result is priceless. Nashville Post, we salute you.

If you're interested in the Nashville English First petition, here it is.

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