February 01, 2008

California Is Operating Under the Influence...

The Berkeley City Council--that would be the Berkeley, California City Council--as if I needed to specify that after you hear the rest of this.

So the City Council had a problem on their hands; an unwanted "business" in their fair city. Now I have been a part of a concerned citizenry when a topless bar wanted to come into our town. You can bet I had something to say about it. Other towns also have protested their town fathers to put restrictions or prohibitions on seamy businesses like porn shops or massage parlors wanting to establish themselves. But what happens when the town fathers--read that, the government--decides to organize and sponsor protests against legal "businesses" that exist to protect the very nature of government that is trying to evict them?

You see the Berkeley City Council voted 6-3 to tell the U.S. Marines that its Shattuck Avenue recruiting station "is not welcome in the city, and if recruiters choose to stay, they do so as uninvited and unwelcome intruders."

It not only informed them they were not welcome but they organized the stellar group, Code Pink, to protest their office and impede their efforts. (Sounds like a hate crime to me!) I think we need a buffer zone around recruiting stations like the one courts imposed on pro-life groups surrounding abortion clinics.

These anti-American miscreants then proceeded to vote 8-1 to give Code Pink a special parking space in front of the recruiting station for six months and a free sound permit for protesting.

California is a renegade state that is out of control in many ways and the Republican Governor needs to be held accountable. The buck stops at his office and he is singularly responsible for ungovernmental conduct. How bad is tit becoming? His state is currently, in flagrant violation of federal law allowing vending machines on the streets dispensing marijuana. This is only for medical purposes of course none of which matters as this is clearly a violation of federal statute.

Frankly, as much as I am opposed to more government infringement on state's rights, the constitution clearly demands that a national defense be established and sustained. What the Berkeley City Council did should be against federal statue as well. This sort of anti-American anti-constitutional nonsense needs to be outlawed.

It is time for the land of fruits and nuts to join the United States of America or declare their independence--and all that, that means!


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