Saturday, February 16, 2008

We're not responsible for our government...

The Toledo Free Press on 14 Feb 08 published "Controversy over Marines rejection impacts city's development efforts", an article I'd summarize as simultaneously claiming that businesses in that city and in Berkeley should not be punished for the misconduct of their government officials and an odd blend of such response is a red herring by conservatives who see American public opinion turning against them and the effect is too small to consider in any case.

Frankly, who better to punish than businesses in the jurisdictions that have engaged upon sedition as a hobby? They funded the campaigns of these loons (or failed to effectively fund opponents), they provide the tax dollars to support these seditious activities. It would seem logical to terminate all business relationships with not merely the city governments concerned, but all businesses within their respective jurisdictions, until such time as the guilty are rousted from office.

Actions and inactions have consequences.

I can only regret that we aren't yet seeing suppliers of emergency and other equipment to the cities themselves severing maintenance and other contracts. Let the cities pay retail

1 comment:

qofd said...

The way I see it, there are a few business owners who will be unfairly penalized but that doesn't change the decisions of the governing bodies in that city and the business owners have a choice as to whether they want to continue operating there...

Although I can't help but feel bad for those who don't necessarily agree with the actions of the Berkeley City Council and Code Pink. What a freaking mess.