Sunday’s 800-word column, which followed an earlier 500-word and picture feature concerning the city ordinance prohibiting the raising of chickens and other farm animals, showed a genuine lack of rational thought.
As the writer should very well know, even if he was not born here, our country was founded over 200 years ago upon the rule of law. Early on, everyone knew that they could rely upon the fact that there were laws that all of their neighbors would have to abide by. This fact alone, gave everyone comfort by knowing that violators of the law would not be tolerated or accepted.
Apparently, the mentality of “If you do not like a law, just tell your elected officials to change the law, because you are someone special” has taken hold.
Many years ago, Rome City official’s saw the wisdom of keeping farm animals out of the city in order to promote health, safety, peace and tranquility. Their collective intelligence and forethought should continue to prevail today.
People who are unable to accept Rome’s City Ordinances, should heed the admonition of one of the South’s more famous sons, Lewis Grizzard, who was quick to point out that “Delta is ready when you are !”