Updated on April 19, 2010
We’ve Lost The War In Iraq!! (Bloggers Unite)
I know what you’re thinking: CJ is off his rocker. Nope, I’m just fine. And I’ll tell you why I wanted to grab your attention with that title.
Santa Cruz, California, Mayor Emily Reilly (hereinafter known as Reilly Stupid), Councilman Mike Rotkin (hereinafter known as Rottin), and Councilwoman Cynthia Mathews (hereinafter known as Cynthidiot) introduced legislation recently IN SUPPORT OF the coward 1LT Ehren Watada (hereinafter known as Wetarded) and his decision to commit subversion, treason, and conduct unbecoming an officer by refusing to deploy to Iraq and trying to convince other soldiers to follow his cowardly ways.
When a city council gets together to support troops who openly disobey lawful orders and encourage other troops to disobey as well, we’ve lost. Our military will fall into a state of anarchy and this country will become the weakest nation on the planet. And a weak nation with an undisciplined military can’t
win fight a war. Where does the city council draw the line? If I don’t agree with with a police officer when he cites me for a ticket and I decide I’m not going to show up for my court date because I think the ticket was wrong, will the city council introduce a resolution of support for me? What if I then started encouraging everyone in my city to disobey police officers whenever they think certain laws are unlawful? They should. There’s no difference between the two actions. Both Wetarded and I are openly disobeying regulations/laws that we don’t agree with. Will the City Council apply the same sort of logic in Santa Cruz when dealing with criminals and miscreants there as well?
Only City Councilwoman Lynn Robinson had the gumption and intestinal fortitude to stand up for the stupidity that is plaguing the Council. Where does the city council get off endangering MY life through their careless actions and backwards thinking? In the military we have a thing called discipline. Discipline keeps Soldiers from being killed. When there’s a breakdown in discipline, as evidenced by 1LT Wetarded’s actions, lives are in jeopardy. My brothers and sisters get killed when they begin to question lawful orders simply because they don’t agree with them. In combat, even more lives are at stake.
1LT Ehren Wetarded AND the Santa Cruz city council (except Robinson and Ryan Coonerty, who wasn’t present for the vote) should be tried for subversion and given the stiffest penalty available by law in a time of war. However, this is also the same council that passed a resolution calling for the impeachment of President Bush, so it’s kind of easy to see where they’re coming from.
Send Lynn Robinson words of encouragement and praise for her actions to: email@example.com
Send the rest your outrage and frustration:
Reilly Stupid: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cynthidiot Matthews: email@example.com
Mike Rottin: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tony Madrigal: email@example.com
Ed Porter: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can phone the council directly at (831) 420-5020 or email them collectively to email@example.com
Also blogged at Yankeemom, who lives in the area (bless her brave soul).