Members of the Berkeley City Council showed their opposition to a Marine Corps recruiting office in Downtown Berkeley last night.
Council members supported the two resolutions-one supporting anti-war protests and the other criticizing military recruitment practices-citing opposition to the war in Iraq, deceptive recruitment practices and the right to protest.
“By taking a stand against recruitment we are protecting the health and safety of our youth,” said PhoeBe sorgen, a member of the Berkeley Peace and Justice Commission. “I see the protest as taking a proud and courageous stand.”
Code Pink, a national anti-war grassroots organization, will be granted a parking spot for their regular Wednesday afternoon protests and will not need to apply for a sound permit for the next six months, under one resolution.
The other resolution more directly criticizes the presence of the center in Berkeley. The city manager was directed to send a letter to the U.S. Marine Corps saying they are “uninvited and unwelcome intruders” in the city.
In addition, the city attorney has been directed to investigate whether the city’s anti-discrimination laws can be enforced at the center, based on the military’s consideration of sexual orientation in hiring.
Marine recruiters did not return calls for comment yesterda
Thankfully, Move America Forward is spreading the word on this atrocity. Many thanks to them for their continued efforts to counter these oxygen thieves who are stealing the air of someone who could use it to be more productive.
Here is what my plan of action would be...
First, the US Marines would get a new Urban Warfare Training Center, the entire city of Berkeley, complete with role playing civilians, insurgents (codenamed dirtbags or hippies) and a new bombing range, codenamed "UC Berkeley" in order to practice getting JDAMs on target in an urban environment.
But maybe that would be asking too much, but I know what wouldn't: cutting off ALL federal funds for everything from FAFSA and Pell Grants to highway money and any form of public assistance.
My reasoning is that you don't get to have your cake and then spit on the baker who makes it possible for you to enjoy it.
I hope never to see an invasion of our country, but if the Islamofascists decide that they want to invade, enact Sharia Law, and start beheading us Infidels, I hope they start in Berkeley.
Where will the USMC be then? I hope that they will be defending our country somewhere else.
I know I won't be rushing to the defense of these, well, let's just keep it family friendly...