Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Lancaster, California: Constitutionally-Protected Babblings of City Officials Lead to Uproar

Link to February 17 Green Bay Press-Gazette column, "Let court of public opinion deal with insensitive comments".

An even-handed observation by Charles C. Haynes, author of the column: In my view, the remarks of both Marquez and Parris were civically irresponsible. As elected representatives of all the citizens of Lancaster, their duty is to lead and unite — not divide and conquer. But if their religiously loaded comments were over the line, some of the reaction may be over the top.

As, perhaps appropriately, the battle plays out on Facebook.

Remove Councilwoman Sherry Marquez
from Office Facebook Page

Supporters of Sherry Marquez Facebook page

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