To: Betsy Hodges – Mayor, City of Minneapolis
From: Mitch Berg, Uppity Peasant
Re: Protest Plans
Dear Mayor Hodges,
I, like (I take it, after the news that the Minneapolis Police were ordered to facilitate rather than hinder the blocking of I35W by protesters yesterday) you, am a big believer in the First Amendment right to free speech, especially free speech focused on political protest.
This is especially important, since it wasn’t all that long ago that Tea Party protesters were being harassed by the police for waving signs above the freeway as “too distracting”.
This seems like a major step forward!
So if it’s OK with you, I’d very much like to reserve I35W at 28th Street for some of my friends; the limited-government, pro-Second-Amendment, pro-life, pro-school-choice, fiscal-responsibility and other right-of-center movements.
Have your people call my people!
That is all.