To the editor:
I have read that the City Council has passed a resolution to support the so-called 28th amendment to curtail free speech. Funny, I didn't think that one of the problems our country faces, much less our city, is an overabundance of free speech. Apparently, the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which reads, in part, that "Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech" is just too generous and what we really need is less free speech.
Perhaps the council will also consider a resolution to make burning the flag a crime. After all, the members of the council can't possibly be for burning the American flag can they? And, let's also ban the printing of the names of our fallen military heroes on T-shirts protesting the war. Who could possibly be in favor of that speech?
Once they have finished deciding how much speech we should have, the city council can move on to religion and assembly, and, perhaps, work their way through the whole of the Bill of Rights. Or, they could take on less weighty issues like finding a way to fix the potholes that are cropping up all around town.