Tuesday, January 20, 2009

It'll Take 1,000 Years to Recoup English Only Cost

Posted By on Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 12:00 PM

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That's according to the calculations of Nathan Moore. On his blog Moore Thoughts, he estimates the savings on banning non-English communication in Metro government at just $495 a year. And since the election alone may cost as much as $500,000, that means it will take 1,000 years just to pay back the cost of the referendum.

Ouch.

The problem, writes Moore, is that in order to stay clear of civil rights laws, the statute will have to be essentially worthless. Put some teeth in it, and it could entail the loss of millions in federal funding for violating said laws.

Writes Moore: "The assessment is plain for all to see - Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act makes the English Only amendment either a) impotent, or b) extraordinarily costly."

And this isn't coming from your standard granola eater. The slogan of Moore's site is "Conservatism, Freedom, Capitalism."

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