Unless you have not had access to the web for the past couple of weeks, you are aware of the idiots in Berkley, CA. Zombietime sums it up very well. There is hope that Senator Jim DeMint's Semper Fi Act will gain ground. I have written my Senators and Representatives to try to enlist their support of the bill. I urge you to do so, as well.
This is the body of what I sent to the Congressmen:
Today, February 6, 2008, Senators James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma), Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina), Saxby Chambliss (R-Georgia), Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-Oklahoma), John Cornyn (R-Texas), and David Vitter (R-Louisiana) introduced the Semper Fi Act of 2008.
You have stated that you are in support of our troops and their mission. Please remember the oath that each member of the military took; “I, (NAME), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.” Not much different from the Presidential oath; “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.” (i.e The oath for the President is not just for the presidency since the president was already elected. It is the oath for the Commander In Chief to protect and defend!)
Please consider crossing political lines regarding the Semper Fi Act.
The bill would rescind over $2 million in hidden earmarks for Berkeley, California in the 2008 Omnibus Appropriations bill, and transfer the funds to the Marine Corps.
One earmark provides $243,000 in taxpayer dollars for the organization Chez Panisse to create gourmet organic school lunches in the Berkeley School District. Chez Panisse is dedicated to “environmental harmony” and their menu features “Comté cheese soufflé with mâche salad,” “Meyer lemon éclairs with huckleberry coulis,” and “Chicory salad with creamy anchovy vinaigrette and olive toast.”
Congressman John Campbell (R-California) is introducing a companion bill in the House of Representatives.
This is a result of the City Council of Berkeley voted to oust Marine Corps recruiters from their downtown office, saying the Marines were “uninvited and unwelcome intruders.” Berkeley officials also voted to give the radical protest group Code Pink space outside the recruitment office and urged them to “impede, passively or actively” the work of Marine Corps recruiters.
Senator Inhofe stated: “Unfortunately, those on the Berkeley city council do not seem to understand the sacrifice of the brave men and women of the United States Marine Corps. By interfering with military recruiting, the city of Berkeley is hampering our ability to protect this nation. While the city of Berkeley and the protesters are free to say whatever they like, free speech is not a protection from consequence.”
I strongly urge you to give support to this proposal. Our military deserves respect, not derision.Respectfully,
Take a stand against the aging hippies (Frank J knows what to do to hippies - "Punch them in the face!") and the result of their drug-damaged chromosomal offspring. Contact your congressional representatives. Send a letter of support, give a friendly phone call to the recruiting office, talk about hippies and commies, the weather, or whatever. I'm sure a supportive voice would mean a lot when you have moonbats at your doors and windows, graffiti on the sidewalk, and a carnival of idiots stomping on your turf.
United States Marine Corps Recruiting
64 Shattuck Sq.
Berkeley, CA 94704