John J. Flournoy in the mid-1800's wanted to start a colony for Deaf people. His idea of a deaf state (now Utah) was mocked by most of his colleagues. At one time there was a flourishing deaf community in Martha's Vineyard that lived there for several generations. Even hearing people knew sign language, according to the book Everyone Here Spoke Sign Language: Hereditary Deafness on Martha's Vineyard. There are some deaf communities across America that were formed for this purpose. What do you think? Would you live in a deaf city or state, where everyone uses sign language including the folks at Wal-Mart, postal carriers, mayor, and news anchors?