If Berkeley and Toledo can do it we can too
By: Carolyn Hileman
Marines reservists from Grand Rapids were forced to cut short their training exercise in Toledo Friday.
The Company A 1st Battalion 24th Marines were conducting an urban warfare exercise at the Madison Building and Promenade Park. Then someone from the mayorâ€™s office told the 200 Marines that the training area was no longer available and to leave the city.
The group was supposed to continue the training on Saturday as well.
So Alpha Company packed up its gear and headed back to Michigan without a reason for the departure. Berkeley city counsel voted to tell the Marine recruiters to leave and if they chose to stay the did so as unwanted invaders and yet you let a city impose a fine on the employment of illegal immigrants or enact any laws against the chosen ones and it is not something the city can do and it either held up in court or declared unconstitutional.
So some one tell me exactly what they difference is here? Is it because these military men and women are citizens and only citizens can be told to leave? These cities have made it very clear they want nothing to do with our military, but if there is an emergency they damn sure want them there. Yet, several cites across this great land of ours have tried to enact laws to stem illegal immigration and have paid dearly in lawsuit after lawsuit and are told it is a federal matter. Well if Berkeley and Toledo can do it why canâ€™t other cities decide whom they wish to reside in their cities? I am passed disgusted, I am seething that these cities can make a public spectacle of our men and women in uniform and no one stops them, they demoralize them to their faces and oh well.
I say we everyone of us email and call our mayors and demand that they vote to tell the illegal immigrants they are unwelcome invaders and they need to leave the ACLU does not have the funds to go after every single city and if they decide to pursue any of them then we can use the defense that we were only following in their footsteps and that by punishing us and not them they are practicing discrimination and we will sue them. While the behavior towards our service men and women is irreprehensible, it has opened up a door that they can not close even if they wanted to and besides if Berkeley and Toledo can do it we can too.
In the End,
we will remember
not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
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