Semper Fi Act of 2008

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.
The Email:
Dear Chad,

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!

The Pettition:
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.

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Sorry I could not resist. You spelled RECIEVED WRONG. It should have read RECEIVED.

"All evil and unhappiness in this world comes from the I-concept."

"All evil and unhappiness in this world comes from the I-concept."

thanks for the correction

What transpired in Berkeley, California, and in Toledo, Ohio, are two very different scenario's.

They are very different. Also note that the "Toledo" aspect is in the email, not on the Act. Not yet anyway.

The skinny is that should this Act get through, Toledo's difference won't matter. I'm not of the belief that all Toledoan's should suffer for 1 man's decision.

From the previous post: "I'm not of the belief that all Toledoan's should suffer for 1 man's decision."

Why do you elect someone to office if you do not agree with his or her politics? Carty, as the duly elected chief of Toledo, is and was speaking on behalf of all those who elected him, otherwise THEY WOULD NOT HAVE VOTED FOR HIM.

I must therefore conclude that the majority of people in Toledo, those who agreed with Carty enough to elect him, ALSO agree that the Marines and the military are evil and must be kept out of downtown.

Toledoans voted for him, knowing how he is, and now must suffer the consequences.


Now I hear the paranoid psychopath is blaming THE ENTIRE TOLEDO POLICE DEPARTMENT for not telling him.

SOMEHOW, the Toledo Blade knew about it far enough in advance to print it in the paper on Friday morning, but the mentally ill micromanager, Carty, blames the Police for not telling him something that apparently THE ENTIRE CITY knew about beforehand?


Don't blame me,
I didn't vote for a

"ALSO agree that the Marines and the military are evil and must be kept out of downtown.:"

You know, you COULD make yourself slightly more credible if your comments weren't belittled to sensationalized, whiny rants.

I am a citizen of this city, and live less than two miles from Carty's office. I didn't know about it. If I had I would have stayed on of downtown to let the Marines conduct their exercise. As it was I am glad that the Mayor chose to safeguard the citizens of Toledo. He may not have acted correctly in your eyes, but he chose to do what he thought was his duty. Now he is being second-guessed by a bunch of dilletantes.

Old South End Broadway

Trying to stop our fine men and women from being maimed and killed in King George's pointless atrocity sure is disrespectful, especially since our elected leadership won't put an end to it. What are those bleeding hearts like John Yoo thinking about!

I'll be fair. The Berkeley city council rescinded their resolution. Also Toledo city council apologized for Carty.

Both are acceptable to me. I don't feel any further action need be taken. The threat was made the point was proven. Let the bill die in committee.



We often get things in our email that are not nessecarily true, especially if they don't have supprting links. Since I hadn't heard anything about this particualr act on the news I figured I should look into it. Call me a skeptic, but I like to have a little meat on the bone before I bite into it. So I did a little digging and the bill really does exists:

One other thing, since this is a petition, is there a link to follow to sign it?

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and link are on this site.

I took the links out of the email for posting purposes. The links also show all my personal info, so you can go to the ACLJ site and sign the pettition if you so desire.

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