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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

20061121 Hoby Wolf weighs in on Taneytown English First issue

Hoby Wolf weighs in on Taneytown English First issue

On of my Westminster Eagle columnist colleagues has weighed-in on the Taneytown English First initiative:

Logic of press reports from Taneytown seems foreign to me

11/21/06 By Hoby Wolf

Nothing warms the cockles of a former public relations man's heart like watching the press getting sucked into a non-story; mostly because of the young liberal reporters who sense blood -- when it's really a dry field.

This, to me anyway, is the non-story that got Taneytown some national press this past week.

The town council Taneytown voted 3-2 to pass something it called the English Language Unity Resolution, which asserts that all city government business will be conducted in English.

According to press accounts, there is no penalty for breaking the resolution, nor does it conflict with federal laws requiring interpreters to be provided when necessary.

But that didn't stop people from objecting to it, of course. Why, we even had quotes from a high official from a local jurisdiction on how shameful that action was!

I say two things:

Read the rest of his column here.

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