Monday, March 24, 2008

Free speech in America (revisited)

About three months ago I posted an item about the troubles of Joey Vento, a Philadelphia cheesesteak vendor who ran afoul of the Philadelphia Human Relations Commission.

Well, Jonah Goldberg reports that Joey has prevailed:

...finally won the right to keep his sign: "This is America: When Ordering, Please Speak English." It took him two years, much abuse and hundreds of hours of work by paid and volunteer lawyers, but a local regulatory body finally ruled his sign wasn't discriminatory or offensive.

Via Mark Steyn, who commented:
Jonah, Philadelphia's "Commission on Human Relations" should remind Americans that every malign Canadian novelty eventually works its way south of the border (multiculturalism, socialized health care, me).

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