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  • The Babel Proclamation: celebrating a century of banning foreign languages in America


Comments Jun 3, 2018 10:56 am

You have probably heard the story of the local or county official, somewhere in the South, who refused to vote for funds for foreign languages in his local schools, saying that if English was good enough for Jesus Christ, it should be good enough for everyone else.

This story may be apocryphal. But I shall make note of the governor who said that God doesn't hear prayers in anything but English. That is documented!

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