We already wrote on this yesterday, but there simply are no bigger douchebags this week than the Berkeley City Council Members that banned the Marines from their city.
One of the primary reasons we tax in this country is to provide for the common defense and, unfortunately, that defense is provided uniformly. “Unfortunate” because some people don’t deserve it.
Their position is truly myopic in its short-sightedness, which is typical of the peace-love-and-patchouli liberals that infect the left coast. They may not appreciate the job of the Marines today, but at some point they will, in fact, need their services (although they still won’t appreciate it). Marines serve several functions, not just the Hollywoodized “Full Metal Jacket”-style glamorizing most people see, like intelligence gathering, logistics and generally keeping our asses safe from potential threats.
We would like to propose legislation that would reduce federal expenditures in Berkeley by the exact amount we spend on defense per capita relative to the average Berkeley population. In other words, you don’t want it, you don’t get it.
What you do get is this week’s Douchebag of the Week.