This is proof positive that some people can convince themselves of anything. The Berkeley City Council has not only made it against the law for Marine Recruiters to recruit in Berkeley, but has allowed and encouraged the organization called “Code Pink” to actively impede the Marines from doing so.
…The council also voted 8-1 to give the anti-war Code Pink organization a designated parking space directly in front of the U.S. Marine Corps’ 64 Shattuck Ave. recruiting office and encouraged Code Pink to “impede” Marine recruitment. It’s pretty clear that Spring has heard of free speech, but she has no idea what it is.
It’s one thing for Berkeley to pronounce U.S. troops, who put their lives on the line every day to defend America, as unwelcome. That’s protected speech — that signals Berkeley residents’ disdain for U.S. troops. It’s also the sort of rude, we’re-better-than-the-rest-of-America action that invites outsiders to wonder if a city that tries to divorce itself from military recruitment deserves the benefits that the federal government bestows.
Further evidence that in the bizarro world of the radical left, free speech only applies to those who agree with the radical left point of view.