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Saturday, December 25, 2004

Priority #1

It is always thrilling to see how zealously the government protects us from the menaces that threaten our society. In particular, it seems that scarce government resources are best used to protect our parks by convicting sunbathers at Assateague Island National Seashore in Maryland.

"Two Ocean City men were convicted by the U.S. Magistrate in Salisbury for indecently exposing themselves this summer at the national park..."

The assistant chief ranger said, "I want to emphasize, this is just the beginning. There's nowhere on this island that they can safely take their clothes off and not be prosecuted for that."

Its good to know our parks and our morals are safe.