I am happy to note that a U.S. magistrate has recomended to a federal judge that Mr. Quintero's 1st Amendment rights be upheld and that the city government should back off. The case still has to go before a federal judge, but it appears Mr. Quintero will ultimately prevail.
Over the last month, this story has sparked outrage from all over the nation, as people (including myself) began flooding the city government with emails in support of Mr. Quitero's God-given right to free speech and freedom of expression:
"They're very abusive, profane, insulting e-mails," City Manager Bill Horne told the St. Petersburg Times. "I happen to believe we did the right thing."Somehow I don't think Mr. Horne "gets it. "
Perhaps the good citizens of Clearwater will take note of this whole sad affair and toss Mr. Horne out into the street next election day.