Yes, America should switch to metric. The U.S., and Burma, are the only third world countries left.
CNN opposes this on idiotic grounds. Jim Wright, as usual, says it far better than I could: “Arguing that continued use of an idiotic kludged together system of arbitrary measurement is somehow the equivalent of protecting world heritage against the ravages of Islamic extremists is hands down the goddamned dumbest false equivalency you could possibly make.
Almost as stupid as equating what’s left of CNN to an actual news agency.”
Why Lincoln Chafee’s call for America to switch to the metric system is misplaced.