The pro-troop organization Move America Forward is seeking a federal investigation of the Berkeley, California City Council's efforts to prevent US Marine Corps recruiters from doing their job in that city, and the refusal of the Berkeley police to stop or prevent attacks on pro-troop supporters at the recruiting station.
Move America Forward, the nation's largest pro-troop organization, was involved in a peaceful demonstration in Berkeley on February 12 this year, to show support for US Marine recruiters, whose office is besieged daily by anarchists, pro-terrorists and communists who are attempting to shut it down, force it out of the city, and prevent recruits from entering.
The anti-troop demonstrators are led by a bunch of freaks who label themselves Code Pink, in reference to a shade of the international color of the communist philosophy. The anti-military demonstrations have included physical assaults on those who support our military.
On February 12 Move America Forward had a permit from the city to peacefully demonstrate at the recruiting office in support of the Marines, but the MAF rally was attacked by "peace" activists who assaulted the pro-troop organizers.
MAF states that the Berkeley police stood by and did nothing despite repeated pleas for assistance from MAF personnel.
In a letter to US Attorney Joseph P. Russoniello, MAF states that "The City of Berkeley is actively, through the legislative action by the City Council, encouraging private organizations to disrupt the lawful governmental operations of the United States in the City of Berkeley, by encouraging groups to "impede" the efforts of the United States Marine Corps to recruit qualified young people to serve in the Corps.
"There is little question that Berkeley, as a college town, is an appropriate place for the Marine Corps to recruit qualified, patriotic young people to serve their country as United States Marines."
The letter, sent by attorney James F. Sweeney of the firm Sweeney & Greene LLP, further states that "We hereby request an investigation into the lack of timely response by the City of Berkeley and the Berkeley Police Department during the events of February 12, 2008. In short, the City of Berkeley failed to protect its citizens engaged in the lawful exercise of their rights under both the First Amendment and federal civil rights laws.
Further, Move America Forwards requests that your office inquire into the legal propriety under applicable federal law of the efforts of the City of Berkeley to "encourage" through legislative action, organizations actively committed to undermining the ongoing military operations of the United States, both at home and abroad to impede the lawful activities of a federal agency operating with the city limits."
Now, let us see, whether the Bush administration, which got into so much hot water a year ago for lawfully firing a handful of US Attorneys, has kept at least one in place who will do the job of protecting all of America's citizens. Or, will this just be swept away like the more than 100 attacks on recruiting stations nationwide while anarchists and pro-terrorist moonbats work to destroy this country.
Let's see, by the actions of US Attorney Russoniello whether we still have a government of the people, by the people and for the people, or if we have a government of elitists that won't lift a finger to help keep this country safe for all citizens.
If I was a betting man I'd start a pool on this.
Thursday, March 27, 2008