20 November 2006


A Great Idea

Bill O'Reilly suggested last year that San Francisco was beyond saving as they snubbed the military one more time.
"You know, if I'm the president of the United States, I walk right into Union Square, I set up my little presidential podium and I say, 'Listen, citizens of San Francisco, if you vote against military recruiting, you're not going to get another nickel in federal funds,' " O'Reilly said Tuesday on his radio show as San Franciscans were approving the two measures. Perhaps, he didn't realize that he'd be speaking mostly to foreign tourists and suburbanites if he were standing in Union Square.

"Fine. You want to be your own country? Go right ahead," O'Reilly went on. "And if al Qaeda comes in here and blows you up, we're not going to do anything about it. We're going to say, look, every other place in America is off limits to you except San Francisco. You want to blow up the Coit Tower? Go ahead."
At that time the list of reasons was long, but now they banned the Junior Reserve Officers Training Program from the city’s schools. Stanley Kurtz offers an interesting idea in the Corner, stop the Blue Angels from going to San Francisco. I didn't realize it was an almost permanent stop for them. "With but one or two exceptions, the Angels have performed in San Francisco for over 20 years." Stanley's reasoning makes sense.
The freedom the city of San Francisco takes for granted depends upon the protection, sacrifice, honor, courage, and commitment of the men and women of America’s armed forces. Up to now, San Francisco has been getting a free ride: insulting and expelling our military while taking advantage of its protection–and even taking advantage of military spectacle when that spectacle adds to the city’s prosperity. Now it’s time for this bad bargain to stop. There is something that can be done–small in itself perhaps, yet large in significance–to begin the process of exposing San Francisco’s free ride.
A great idea and one that should be done.

While we're at it, we need to stop San Francisco from becoming the home of Starfleet and the Starfleet Academy. I've wondered how such a Leftest, anti-military town would become home to the headquarters of a military organization. Although, Roddenberry's future is very rosy and Utopian. I don't know why he picked San Francisco, but maybe it has something to do with San Francisco being the site of the signing of the United Nations' charter.

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