Date: Tue, 12 Sep 1995 14:00:53 MST From: Tom Uharriet Subject: Re: FOR English Only TERRY IRONS 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: Terry asks, > can state legislation . . . > overturn the Supreme Court > decision of 1974 mentioned above [?] Terry, 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. Tom Uharriet Springville, Utah utom[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]