Thursday, February 7, 2008

Semper Fi

H/T Pat Dollard and LftBhndAgn

For those of you that are aware...and those that may not be. The city of Berkeley has told our US Marines that they're unwelcome intruders. This is absolutely ridiculous.
The City council has apparently decided to oust the USMC recruiting station from their leftard city. They've encouraged groups like Code Pink to actively inhibit people from entering the establishment.
Evidence of this here.

According to Crimes and Criminal procedure 18c-2388.... (emphasis mine)
The entire section is here.

Sec. 2388. Activities affecting armed forces during war
(a) Whoever, when the United States is at war, willfully makes or conveys false reports or false statements with intent to interfere with the operation or success of the military or naval forces of the United States or to promote the success of its enemies; or Whoever, when the United States is at war, willfully causes or attempts to cause insubordination, disloyalty, mutiny, or refusal of duty, in the military or naval forces of the United States, or willfully obstructs the recruiting or enlistment service of the United States, to the injury of the service or the United States, or attempts to do so - Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.

(b) If two or more persons conspire to violate subsection (a) of this section and one or more such persons do any act to effect the object of the conspiracy, each of the parties to such conspiracy shall be punished as provided in said subsection (a).
(c) Whoever harbors or conceals any person who he knows, or has reasonable grounds to believe or suspect, has committed, or is about to commit, an offense under this section, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.
(d) This section shall apply within the admiralty and maritime jurisdiction of the United States, and on the high seas, as well as within the United States.

So there we have it folks. The City of Berkeley has shown it's true colors...
They've attempted to backpedal after coming under heavy fire form some of our Senators and Representitives. Saying that:
"we don't support the war, but we support the troops..."

Sorry this doesn't fly. Seems when the threat of federal funding being pulled pops up, they were suddenly quite apologetic.

Several of our senators are spearheading a bill to strip earmarks headed for Berkeley in the Omnibus bill and redirect those funds to the Marine Corps. Personally I'm all for this.

Some quotes by our Senators....

Senator Inhofe: "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 protestors are free to say whatever they like, free speech is not a protection from consequence."

Senator DeMint: "Berkeley needs to learn that their actions have consequences. Patriotic American taxpayers won't sit quietly while Berkeley insults our brave Marines and tries to run them out of town. Berkeley City Council members have shown complete ingratitude to our military and their families, and the city doesn't deserve a single dime of special pet project handouts."

Senator Cornyn: "The Berkeley City Council insulted our troops and offended people across the country. If the U.S. Marines are not good enough for Berkeley, neither are taxpayer dollars Congress would have sent there this year. That city closed its doors on the same individuals taking bullets on the front lines while fighting for the safety and freedom of families in Berkeley and throughout America."

Senator Vitter: "The actions of the City Council of Berkeley are in stark contrast to beliefs of the vast majority of Americans who recognize and honor the service and sacrifice of our U.S. Marines. This is simply unacceptable and those funds could be better utilized by the Marine Corps."

Senator Chambliss: "We need to send a strong message that our military personnel deserve our strongest support. Georgia is a proud military state, and my constituents will be out outraged to know that during a time of war, their taxpayers dollars have been used to reward folks who have insulted and disparaged those who defend this nation every day."

Dr. Coburn: "The actions by the city of Berkeley are deplorable and insulting to those who are serving and those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect the very freedoms that are being exercised to insult them. I know I stand with the majority of Americans in thanking our service men and women for their selfless service to our nation."

CA Representitive- John Cambell is introducing a companion bill in the House.

If you agree that this is a criminal endeavor on the part of Berkeley...
Write your representitive.

Semper Fi Boys!!! Justice will be served!

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