Hat tip to Michelle Malkin.
Code Pink, as you will recall, is the group who, with the graces of and the full support of, and cooperative participation of the Berkeley City Counsel stage protests in front of the United States Marine Corps recruiting station IN Berkeley, California. They have an ongoing permit to stage their protests, city parking made available in front of the Marine station for their activities, and generally go around making general fools of themselves by protesting in their pink outfits and running off potential recruits for the Corps.
They claim this is an exercise of their First Amendment Rights.
This is what the First Amendment has to say:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
Ok, I can take their argument that they're within the bounds of the First Amendment. But they'd better be ready to put up or shut up, because once again, they're being challenged on the same grounds upon which they base their own argument; the right to freedom of speech. Melanie Morgan and Move America Forward have already had their counter-protests in Berkeley. Now the Berkeley College Republicans are setting up as a counter to Code Pink by applying for permits giving them the same access to protest in favor of the Corps.
Working with Councilmember Kriss Worthington, the group is asking for sound waiver permits and a parking spot reservation outside the center on Wednesdays from 12 to 4 p.m., the same time Code Pink protests outside the center, said Kimberly Wagner, activism chair for the Berkeley College Republicans.
"(Code Pink's) claim is that they're protecting free speech," she said. "I kind of don't feel they are, they are inhibiting the recruitment center in general. It's important that they are not unopposed, that there are people willing to fight them. Even though it's Berkeley, the liberal center of America, there will be people (opposed)."
Worthington is working to have the item appear on an agenda in May.
Outstanding. This Army vet thinks that these kids are doing a great thing in making a patriotic stand against a group that does not realize (or maybe they do realize and don't care) the propaganda feed that they are handing to our enemies every time they stroll their fat asses out into the streets in their pink teeshirts chanting and demonstrating against our military.
Once and Always, an American Fighting Man