News from Jay Sekulaw and the American Center for Law & Justice:
At a time when our military men and women need our support …
Two weeks ago, in Berkeley, California, the City Council voted 6-3 to send a letter to the U.S. Marines telling them that their recruiting office in the city was no longer welcome. The City Council also outrageously labeled Marine recruiters … the very men and women who serve our nation during this time of war and put their lives on the line for our freedoms … as ”uninvited and unwelcome intruders.”
If that wasn’t enough, Berkeley City Council took additional action – empowering a radical protest organization, Code Pink, space outside the recruitment office and urged them to “impede, passively or actively” the work of the recruiters. [Edited to add: Can you imagine such a request from the city to organizers outside an abortion facility? It would never be allowed by the media or citizens of the community.]
And just days later, the Mayor of Toledo, OH, pulled the plug on a critical training exercise – just hours before the Marines were scheduled to arrive – saying they should leave the town because “they frighten people.”
This kind of action is simply outrageous and our legislative team at the ACLJ is engaging this issue right now. The Semper Fi Act of 2008 would rescind over $2 million in hidden earmarks for Berkeley, California, in the 2008 Omnibus Appropriations bill, and transfer the funds to the Marines.
Sign on today to our petition supporting our military – and help send a powerful message to Capitol Hill that legislation is needed in this hostile climate here at home. The men and women who serve our nation in the military do so at great sacrifice and risk. They remain dedicated to protecting our freedoms, and they certainly deserve our support.