February 13, 2007, - 2:44 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
. . . Mayor Bill Purcell of Nashville, Tennessee.
On Monday, he vetoed a measure that would have made English the official language of Nashville. He claimed the bill was unconstitution, unnecessary, and mean-spirited:
If this ordinance becomes law, Nashville will become a less safe, less friendly and less successful city. And as mayor, I cannot allow that to happen.
Yes, it’s always less safe when firemen, police, doctors, rescue workers, EMS, etc. speak English. Thanks for the tip, Mayor Purcell. And Bill Gates, because he speaks English, is “less successful.” Warren Buffett, too.
And the splendid new brand of logic.
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