Saturday, February 16, 2008

Rep. Myrick to Let City of Berkeley get it right in the Keyster

From Union Co. GOP

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Representative Sue Myrick (NC-9) announced that she has cosponsored the Military Freedom Act (HR 5462). Congressman Louis Gohmert of Texas introduced this legislation in response to the City of Berkeley, California. They obstructed military recruiters from doing their duty, and labeled them “unwelcome intruders.”

The Military Freedom Act would deny Federal funds for any state, city, county, or other political subdivision of a state that prohibits or restricts the establishment or operation of a military recruiting office. It covers all Federal funds, whether made available by appropriation, grant, award, contract, or any other means to a state or a political subdivision of a state.

“The men and women in the military protect us and our freedoms. They did not deserve the unbelievably poor treatment they received in Berkeley. This legislation will makes towns like Berkeley think twice before they disrespect our military and their recruiters,” said Rep. Myrick.