Saturday, October 25, 2008


Valerie and I had a spirited conversation about a change to our Missouri constitution. They want to make English the official language of government meetings.
I think the fact that this is even on the ballot is a sign of our xenophobia. Europe has shown multi culturalism can be natural. We need to learn more languages. We need to learn tolerence. Yeah it's a hassel but I think we can deal with it.
This is the land of freedom and justice for all. Of course you want to learn the local language. It makes a big difference to your income among other things. Imagine moving to a new country and not being allowed to participate. The first generation will always have a problem with language.
There were hundreds of languages here before the Europeans moved in.

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