It is becoming clear that Selah city officials are not in learning mode about the Constitutional rights of their own citizens. Behind all the flag-waving and apple pie (or apple juice) lies a willingness to misuse city power to restrict comments that officials don't like.
Selah's City Council has refused to read several comments from its own citizens at recent council meetings. The reason given was that the comments violated the city's policy on public comments at council meetings.
We know this because one citizen, Lisa Draney, sent her censored comment to the Yakima Herald-Republic, which published it. Here's what Lisa wanted to say: