Friday, December 15, 2006

At The Request Of CJ

For those of you with blogs, this is an outrage and I ask for your support in spreading this stupidity. Please read by post below, which can also be found at 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. 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: lrobinson@ci.santa-cruz.ca.us

Send the rest your outrage and frustration:Reilly Stupid: ereilly@ci.santa-cruz.ca.usCynthidiot Matthews: cmathews@ci.santa-cruz.caMike Rottin: mrotkin@ci.santa-cruz.ca.usTony Madrigal: tmadrigal@ci.santa-cruz.ca.usEd Porter: eporter@ci.santa-cruz.ca.us

You can phone the council directly at (831) 420-5020 or email them collectively to citycouncil@ci.santa-cruz.ca.us

6 Comments:

Anonymous CJ said...

Thanks, PJ

8:09 AM  
Blogger Vicki said...

That person likely joined the military to do what he thought was right and serve his country. He has his own opinion and beleives that the current ware he is being asked to fight is unjust, do you not beleive in the freedom of speech and to your own opinion? Why would you make somebody put their life on the line for something they don't beleive in ? I realize that he made a commitment, but people make mistakes, change their minds, I mean...show a little empathy!

5:35 AM  
Blogger PJ said...

Obviously, I beieve in freedom of speech or your comment would never had made it on this post. CJ also believes in freedom of speech as his blog proves daily. The point is cowardice. The man the article is referring to indeed made a commitment to his country, his fellow soldiers, his countrymen and to God when he took the oath. There are many, many soldiers and sailors in harms way daily who may regret their decision and may not come home to their wives, children and loved ones. Don't you think, once the initial flush of patiotism faded, they would love to avoid the service they volunteered for? However, they don't avoid it and go off whining to their representative, because they do have a sense of responsibility and commitment. The man referred to in this article is a coward, plain and simple and has no sense of responsiblity to anything or anyone.

6:25 AM  
Anonymous CJ said...

Great response, PJ. No doubt Mr. Wetarded joined the military "to do what he thought was right". The problem he didn't DO what was right. When we joing the military, we surrender our personal opinion about matters of international policy. That is why we are not allowed to campaign for political parties or candidates.

We don't have, and shouldn't have, the right to decide when we will or will not fight. We made that decision when we signed up. If you don't want to fight for freedom, then join the Peace Corps or become a Girl Scout leader, don't join the military. There are also laws against seditious behavior like the kind that Wetarded engaged in by encouraging soldiers to disobey lawful orders.

I was in Kuwait six month prior to the invasion into Iraq. I didn't initially agree it was a good idea to go to war with Iraq at the time. But, I still crossed the border when I was ordered to on March 19, 2003. Naturally, I saw the situation in Iraq and my opinion changed.

You ask me to show empathy for a coward who threatens my life and those of my brothers and sisters in arms in Iraq? Forget it. Perhaps he should just show some more backbone.

6:30 PM  
Blogger Insomniac said...

He joined the military in hopes of helping his country, and helping citizens in other countrys. Like me, he probably beleives that the Iraq war is unjust, is putting american into a huge amount of debt, killing hundreds upon hundreds of american soldiers and innocent Iraqis. He is not afraid, he is disgusted. I cannot imagine being forced to fight against a cause that I thought illegal and inhumane, especially when I THOUGHT I was going to be a good guy when I joined up.

Plus, how dedicated do you think this guy is going to be once he's forced to fight anyways? Do you really think he's going to be an asset to your "brothers and sisters" when he doesn't want to be there and thinks they're commiting a crime?

5:40 PM  
Blogger PJ said...

Insomniac, I think at this point no one wants him there. He's proved himself unreliable and no one would want to have to rely on this guy fro help in combat. The point now is that someone who disobey's his oath and direct orders from someone he has voluntarily alligned himself with (the military/federal government) should also be willing to pay the price with prison time. Do the crime and you do the time, not get a book and speaking tour deal.

6:43 AM  

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