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November 19, 2006

Learn History First

There is a resolution in Nashville, TN which seeks to make English first. This resolution is being sponsored by Councilman Eric Crafton who is fluent in English and Japanese and married to a woman from Japan; go figure?

Here is my response to his editorial in the Tennessean where he places the blame for the fall of Rome on multilingualism and multiculturalism. http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061119/OPINION03/611190358/1054

Mario's response;
The fall of Rome occurred because it could not raise an army; the people no longer believed in the idea of Rome. After hundreds of years of corruption and abuse the people did want to fight for Rome. For centuries Rome flourished with a multitude of languages, diversity of people and ideals. Revisionist would have us believe that Rome only allowed one language, one culture. Rome was not only bilingual; it was multi-lingual. Before we pass English first we should learn History first. Or we will repeat the same mistakes.

Posted by VisaLawyer at November 19, 2006 08:21 AM


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