Lackawanna County Commissioner Laureen Cummings was at it again last week. She essentially threatened to sue the executive director of Scranton’s Fringe Festival for having the temerity to exercise his First Amendment rights and criticize her on Facebook. See, the commissioner had made a point of voting against funding for the festival, stating she feared it might expose young children to “rated R, rated PG-13” subject matter (no, really — she said that). Such overt concern over protecting public morals would seem to be at odds with her support for our current sexual-harasser-and-potty-mouth-in-chief. Further, the episode illustrates Cummings’ lack of understanding of what it means to be an elected public official in a democracy.