Out in the Disjointed State of California, where the Republican Governor has admitted he is a closet liberal, in the City of Berkeley, the country's best example of free speech including everyone, the City Council has voted to tell the United States Marine Corps recruiters to shut up and go home.
Dumb move. Really dumb move. For more than two hundred years hostile entities including fascists, Nazis, and Communists to name just a few, have been telling the US Marines what to do and where to go, but the Marines have forged ahead on their own path with 100 percent success.
Apparently the survivors of the various fascist, Nazi and Communist organizations that have been beaten by the Marines have taken refuge on the Berkeley City Council and think they can use the freedoms guaranteed by the US Constitution against the very people who guard those freedoms.
Included in their denunciation of the Marine Corps, the City of Berkeley passed two resolutions attacking the United States Marine Corps, calling the Marines, "uninvited and unwelcome intruders in the city."
The votes by the Berkeley City Council were immediately condemned by Move America Forward (website: www.MoveAmericaForward.org), the nation's largest grassroots pro-troop organization.
"It is disgraceful that in the birthplace of the Free Speech Movement, anti-military activists would attempt to silence the same military men and women who serve this country and give their lives to protect the free speech rights of all Americans, including these ungrateful and despicable people on the Berkeley City Council," said Melanie Morgan, Chairman of Move America Forward.
In addition to calling us "intruders" the whack jobs in Code Pink and other subversive organizations referred to the Marines as "barbaric."
Frankly, I have always preferred the phrase "Trained Killer!"
Thursday, January 31, 2008