Tip #1: Try To Sell Them On A Happy Ending
I had the pleasure of meeting Kay Brooks at the last WKRN Blogger Meet-up. I enjoyed her company, so I'm loathe to point something out that may appear critical of her position. But I have to, because it makes me laugh.
She is a proponant of the English-Official proposals in front of Metro.
And she has this to say about it:
One of the very foundational things that unites any country is language. The ability of language to unify a people goes all the way back to the Tower of Babel.
I would just like to point out that if you are trying to convince someone that your idea is a good one, it's probably not a good idea to highlight something that ended in cataclysmic destruction as your key example.