Thursday, February 7, 2008

Boycott The City of Berkeley

If you're reading this you've undoubtedly read about the City of Berkeley city council's decision to declare the Marine recruiting center "uninvited and unwelcome intruders"; if not, read the SJ Mercury's coverage.

Congressman John Campbell, who has subsequently introduced legislation rescinding funding contained in the FY 2008 Omnibus Appropriations Act for the City of Berkeley, had this to say:

"The Marine Corps has been protecting Americans and our freedoms for 233 years. Americans understand and appreciate that. You don't have to join the Marine Corps, or even like it, but you should at the very least let the Marines do their job and respect them for it.

The action by the Berkeley City Council indicates that they have a a disdain for and do not appreciate Marines for what they do and have done for this country, our democracy, and our freedoms. If they have so little respect and understanding of that, there is no reason for the rest of us outside the city of Berkeley to subsidize their actions with our taxpayer funds."

This treasonous action by the Berkeley City Council has so enraged me that I feel compelled to boycott the Cty of Berkeley until the City Council there apologizes to the Marine Corp. Therefore, starting today I hereby promise to:

1)Not visit Berkeley
2)Not buy products from any company located in Berkeley
3)Not attend any Cal Bear sporting events
4)Spend my own money getting the word out on Facebook so that as many people as possible who have any affiliation with Berkeley are made aware of what their disrespectful, vile City Council has done under cover of night

Please join me in boycotting the City of Berkeley and showing 100% solidarity with the Marines that our elected officals deploy; the democratic ideal allows no less.