Here's an email I recieved today concerning new legislation for 2008. It's quite interesting to see that Toledo has been named and this pettition is going to the 3 elected to national office.
Actions have consequences.
This is the strong message we must send liberal politicians in Berkeley, California, and Toledo, Ohio.
Their outrageous, insulting actions against our servicemen and women have produced an outcry ... a backlash of condemnation from private citizens, grassroots organizations, and now, congressional leaders.
Add your name to our online PETITION IN SUPPORT OF OUR U.S. MARINES and stand with Senator DeMint and his stellar legislation: the Semper Fi Act of 2008.
Berkeley City Council's anti-military sentiment has touched a nerve in Congress. And new legislation, introduced by Senator Jim DeMint, will effectively pull the plug on more than $2 million in federal funding earmarked for Berkeley ... and give the money to the U.S. Marines instead.
The legislation would rescind over $2 million in earmarks for Berkeley, California, that are currently hidden in the 2008 Omnibus Appropriations Bill ... and transfer the funds to the Marines.
''Berkeley needs to learn that their actions have consequences,'' said Senator DeMint. ''Patriotic American taxpayers won't sit quietly while Berkeley insults our brave Marines and tries to run them out of town. Berkeley City Council members have shown complete ingratitude to our military and their families, and the city doesn't deserve a single dime of special pet project handouts.''
Support Senator DeMint's Semper Fi Act of 2008! Add your name to our online PETITION right now.
Our Government Affairs Office in Washington, D.C., is working with members of Congress on this vital, necessary legislation this week. We have launched a major campaign via the Internet and radio to ensure that the Semper Fi Act of 2008 gains momentum nationwide.
We want to hear from you! Stand with the ACLJ as we work to ensure that our military gets the support and respect it deserves.
Sign the ACLJ's online nationwide PETITION IN SUPPORT OF OUR U.S. MARINES immediately - they put their lives on the line for you. Please put your name on the line for them.
You can be sure: We will hold liberal politicians accountable for their outrageous behavior.
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 deserve our unmitigated support.
Thank you for taking action today!
Semper Fi Act of 2008
In a disturbing display of disrespect — and a slap in the face to our military men and women — the City Council of Berkeley, California, voted to oust Marine Corps recruiters from their city. They continued their anti-military conduct by giving a radical protest group access to the recruitment office and permission to “impede” the work of the Marines. This is an outrageous insult to the brave men and women who serve our country and secure our freedoms. They put their lives on the line for you and your future. Please put your name on the line for their sake today. Read the form below carefully and declare your membership with the ACLJ by signing our Petition in Support of Our U.S. Marines.
Petition in Support of Our U.S. Marines
Senator George Voinovich
Senator Sherrod Brown
Representative Marcy Kaptur
The brave men and women who faithfully serve our country and secure our freedoms deserve the unmitigated support and respect of a grateful nation. As concerned members of the American Center for Law and Justice, we stand with Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow in calling for accountability. We will not stand for insults and careless disregard of the sacrifice of our military heroes. We support Senator Jim DeMint’s legislation, the Semper Fi Act of 2008, and ask you to do likewise. The city of Berkeley, California, does not deserve a dime of federal funding following their reckless insult of the United States military. This legislation sends a powerful message: Contempt has consequences.