The City of Troy, New York, "Where Henry Hudson Turned Around."

Thursday, September 08, 2005


This week had been quite hectic and we apologize for posting only twice. As you can see, the following post is only a mere filler, but enjoyable all the same.

We said the Troy Polloi would print letters to the editor (if specifically denominated as such) and true to our word, here's another superbly crafted shot at this fine bastion of fair and balanced journalism.


I read somewhere on your website of your willingness to post submission, even if they disagree with you. I respectfully request that you post the following:

Some may think Democratus and the Troy Poloi are doing our city and county a service by criticizing our public officials, making jokes at their expense and making funny pictures of them. Well I don't, and I think this is the kind of thing that should be stopped by the law.

Now, some of you may think that I don't believe in free speech because I think this website should be shut down. But it is not true. Like every true patriot, I believe in freedom of speech - speech that is subject to certain necessary restrictions. The Supreme Court of the United States says that you can't yell "Fire!" in a crowded theatre and that you can't lie when advertising.

But what about the dignity of our public officers?

The lack of respect shown by Democratus and those who like his site and others like him undermines our freedom by undermining our respect for our government. Without that respect, we'll feel like nothing but slaves and our public officials our masters. The First Amendment is about ideas, not about attacking public officials.

This website should be shut down and Democratus' anti-American behavior put to end.

And I'm pretty sure many of you agree with me.

-True Patriot

Every now and then someone makes you sit back and really think. True Patriot's wise words have shamed us and it's time to bring the Troy Polloi to an end. We never considered the harm we might be causing by our actions, nor the anti-American feelings we might be arousing. Criticizing authority was not the purpose of the First Amendment and we apologize for abusing that Constitutional provision. From now on we're going to straighten-up and fly right. Thank You, True Patriot.

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