To the Editor:
With all of the problems facing this nation – unemployment, housing, medical care, infrastructure needs – it is disconcerting to learn that our elected officials feel the most significant issue of the day is the source of the uniforms to be worn by our Olympic team. One senator even suggested the uniforms be removed and burned.
Hopefully, this would not happen during the ceremony as who knows where the underwear was made. This could be embarrassing.
But, since these brilliant minds feel this is really important, I am suggesting new and expanded security at all of the government buildings, including the Capitol and the White House. Each person entering would be subject to a strip search to be sure that nothing un-American was being worn. This process would exclude visitors, of course, since the Supreme Court has ruled that we can’t be told what to eat, and I assume that would also apply to the clothes we wear.
I definitely would not pass inspection as my clothing could include shirts made in Indonesia, China, Bangladesh, Mauritius (where is this?) and Sri Lanka, and pants from Cambodia, Mexico (L.L. Bean should be ashamed) and Dominican Republic, among others.
This essay is ridiculous, of course, but so are the actions of our elected officials. This is a world market, people, where we buy things made in foreign places and sell our products to those same countries. Let’s urge our representatives to stop this silliness and get back to work on the issues that really matter.