Date: Tue, 12 Sep 1995 14:00:53 MST
From: Tom Uharriet UTOM[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ADMN.712.NEBO.EDU
Subject: Re: FOR English Only
TERRY IRONS t.irons[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MOREHEAD-ST.EDU wrote:
But these are facts that are known and I would presume respected by all
members of this list. If not, I humbly say, get the F*** off.
Where do you get off telling those who do not share your views to get
the F*** off? If your views cannot stand the scrutiny of friendly
disagreement, maybe you should reconsider your argument before
resorting to ***'s.
Now, back to the issue:
can state legislation . . .
overturn the Supreme Court
decision of 1974 mentioned above [?]
You obviously know they CAN pass English Only legislation. That
capacity is well established by those who have done so already. The
question we have been addressing is whether they SHOULD. A growing
number of states say they should. Others say the whole nation
should. There are solid, well thought out reasons for it. There are
also good reasons not to do it. We have heard both from thinking
members of our group. It is not a good guys vs. bad guys issue. We
simply see the benefits and the drawbacks and weigh them according to
what we see is the most relavent. What more can we do? I hope you
have found enough diversity of thought on this issue to make the
discussion meaningful. To the credit of all of us, there is nothing
that any of us can say to make all of us feel the same way about this
issue. We are all too intelligent for that to happen. We think for
ourselves. A primary purpose of this discussion is to hear views
that are not our own. We gain understanding that way.
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