George F. Will: Congress' war on behavior hurts the Constitution
What You May Have Missed
By George F. Will, Washington Post
Published: Sunday, June 16 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT
In May 1918, with America embroiled in the First World War, Iowa's Gov. William Lloyd Harding's Babel Proclamation — that was its title; you cannot make this stuff up — decreed: "Conversation in public places, on trains and over the telephone should be in the English language."
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