Letter: City can’t decide which laws to obey
Mayor Al Heggins stepped on her tie this time.
I will state, for the record, that Heggins is allowed, under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, to her freedom of speech.
Whether I agree or disagree, it’s her right to state her feelings, as long as public safety is considered. But, it is not her right to publish her views as the mayor and state that she directs our public safety officials (the Salisbury Police) to not cooperate with legally authorized American public safety organizations.
Does she lock her house doors at night? How many illegal aliens live in her yard or her house? Why not choose to disobey some of our treaties, our public health laws or maybe disobey our laws regarding the importation of drugs?
Where the mayor stands personally is her business, but she should not preach from the pulpit as our elected mayor, deciding to disobey whatever written laws don’t suit her. She should apologize for her statement and state that the government of Salisbury will always cooperate with our duly written, published and enacted laws..
— Larry Laatsch
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