I’m impressed: Alabama offers driver’s education tests in 14 languages, counting American sign language. I wonder if that’s the way it is throughout the nation. A gubernatorial candidate pledges to bring an end to that: “This is Alabama, we speak English. If you want to live here, learn it.” There might be a problem with the loss of federal transportation funding if he made good on his pledge. Here’s what Richard Adams of the Guardian thinks about the issue:
The employers of Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai and Honda, among others, may be less than enthusiastic about the English-only plan, since they are the variously German, Korean and Japanese-owned companies who have billions of dollars worth of investments in the great state of Alabama. And who might have employees who want to work there. And drive cars, since they are car-makers.