Friday, May 15, 2009

Bellingham a "sanctuary city"?

Recently in the local news we hear & read that there is a group of folks wanting Bellingham to become a "sanctuary city" for AWOL military. This confused me because I have always heard the term used in reference to illigal immigration not the military. Either way, both are protecting a person who has done something illigal. Why would you want to condone that kind of behavior?

I support our military and as in any large group you will have people that do the wrong thing. As far as I know, no one is forced to join the military. We don't have a draft going on now like we did in the past. So why protect these people? They have committed a crime otherwise no one would be looking for them. If they were man or women responsible enough to step up, raise their right hand, go through boot camp, then they should also be responsible for their action of being AWOL.

I would like to here other's comments on this.

1 comment:

  1. I just checked out the website: to answer some questions about this. I have to doesn't sound like a good way to go. Where would it lead to if this ridiculous ordinance got presented and passed? I agree with you that joining the military is voluntary - going to war is part of what can happen when you join the service. Don't like the risk, don't join the service.


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