As if you needed any confirmation that folks out in Berkeley just don’t get it, well, here you go.
The Berkeley City Council is encouraging folks to actively impede USMC recruiting efforts there. The council awarded a parking place in front of the recruiting station to Code Pink, and passed a resolution “that encourages people to nonviolently “impede, passively or actively,’ the work of the recruiters.” Sad, and ironic, really. The Mayor is an Army vet, and he approves of what they’ve done. Yet, the lone dissenting vote on council is in opposition to the war.
In return, Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C, is going to draft legislation rescinding any federal earmarks for the city of Berkeley, and transfer that money to the Marines. That’s not chump change, either: $2.1 million would be a big help to the Corps.
It should be interesting to see how this develops.