Protect it from what? What exactly are we afraid of?
I don’t see where, practically speaking, we have anything to fear about the use of language - language is a way to communicate but we all already communicate in multiple ways. Having multiple languages is no different. We provide accommodation for sight and hearing differences. Why not language?
The purpose of making state-related information available in languages other than English is to enrich not just the individuals who need that alternative, but the rest of us for the experience and knowledge and skills those individuals bring.
Why is the organic (as well as invited) evolution of any society, from something homogeneous into one that includes people with differences so hard for people to accept? What is the actual fear?
I just don’t get that. To me, it’s arrogant and uninformed and disrespects some of the basic premises of what makes many of us most proud of our country.
People need to get with the 21st Century and stop being so fearful of what is different.
This post of mine includes comments written by regular Ohioans in which they express, vehemently at times, why this bill in theory as it would be in practice, is so repulsive. Finally, the ACLU is urging that the legislation be quashed because it is "ill-conceived, will lead to costly litigation and will hurt Ohio's ability to attract innovative companies and good jobs."
See the original post here.