Saturday, February 02, 2008

DeMint goes after Berkeley Marine Bashers

Updates below.

Code Pink and their radical antiwar supporters have gone too far for this Senator from South Carolina, Jim DeMint:

DeMint was angered after learning that the Berkeley City Council
voted this week to tell the U.S. Marine Corps to remove its recruiting station
from the city's downtown.
"This is a slap in the face to all brave service
men and women and their families," DeMint said in a prepared statement. "The
First Amendment gives the City of Berkeley the right to be idiotic, but from now
on they should do it with their own money."
"If the city can’t show respect
for the Marines that have fought, bled and died for their freedom, Berkeley
should not be receiving special taxpayer-funded handouts," he added.

Maybe its time for a Surge into Berkeley to root out all these anti American forces. Better yet, perhaps we should consider a total withdrawal from the state, and see how well they do against China, Mexico, and the terrorists on their own!
I kid of course, but it is disgusting that these people bash our selfless fighting forces at the taxpayers' expense.

Update-Sign the Petition to the City of Berkeley at Move America Forward:

It is shameful for you to attack our military men and women who
nobly and bravely serve this nation to protect our security and defend our
freedoms and liberties. Those liberties include the right to Freedom of Speech,
which you seem to believe should not be afforded to the members of the United
States Marine Corps and service personnel in other branches of the Armed

Even More-Photographs of anti-Marine protestors who "denied anyone entry into the US Marine Corp offices for 7 1/2 hours!"at Gateway Pundit.