I agree with Melanie Mickelson 100 percent in her recent letter to the editor titled "Thankful for the offensive."
Melanie, you couldn't have said it any better! It is those of us that take the offensive side that make up this country; just my opinion. Most of our greats, if I remember correctly, were those that did things out of the norm. I don't claim to be a history buff, but a patriot - that's something I feel a little more proud of. I love that I live in this country without the fear of dictatorship and the like. Having someone tell us what we can and can't do in a parade that I thought was set up for us to express ourselves, frankly reminds me of what it was like to be a child and never be allowed to make any of my own decisions. Very disturbing. So Melanie, thank you.