Good old Berkeley, it should take Philly’s slogan and adopt it as its own. Then it could be Berkeley the city of brotherly love unless you are a marine in which case we want you to drop dead.
(CNN) — Berkeley, the famously liberal college town in California, has taken aim at Marine recruiters, saying they are “not welcome in our city.”
Republican lawmakers in Washington fired back this week, threatening to take back more than $2 million of federal funding to the city as well as money designated for the University of California-Berkeley, the campus that became a haven of protests during the Vietnam War.
The battle erupted after the Berkeley City Council approved a measure last week urging the Marine recruiters to leave their downtown office.
“If recruiters choose to stay, they do so as uninvited and unwelcome intruders,” the item says.
It goes on to say the council applauds residents and organizations that “volunteer to impede, passively or actively, by nonviolent means, the work of any military recruiting office located in the City of Berkeley.”
It is a good thing that no one in Berkeley is homeless and that there aren’t any drug problems there. It is a good thing that the schools are amazing and that there are a wealth of amazing jobs for the people to choose from.
Good to know that the perfect city exists.